Jesus said, "No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light. Then pay attention to how you listen; for to those who have, more will be given; and from those who do not have, even what they seem to have will be taken away." Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."
One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they put out, and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?” Luke 8:16-25
See the Light
It is impossible to imagine
how much darker the world would be
without the likes of you, your laugh
triggering stars to shine brighter.
It is improbable that even hidden
in the dark and deep dune grasses
your light would not spill over the sand
and turn sad nights into sweet days.
You cannot hide away the love given
it will bubble up and break through
all barriers and challenges set up
washing away the burdens of today.
This light is hidden in your heart
but ever visible to those around you
like fireflies dancing in a summer night
you cannot help but radiate that inward light.