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The Light Of The World

Once upon a time a little candle stood in a room filled with other candles, most of them much larger and much more beautiful than she was. Some were ornate and some were rather simple, like herself. Some were white, some were blue, some were pink, some were green. She had no idea why she was there, and the other candles made her feel rather small and insignificant.

When the sun went down and the room began to get dark, she noticed a large man walking toward her with a ball of fire on a stick. She suddenly realized that the man was going to set her on fire. “No, no!!” she cried, “Aaaaagghhh! Don’t burn me, please!” But she knew that she could not be heard and prepared for the pain that would surely follow.

To her surprise, the room filled with light. She wondered where it came from since the man had extinguished his fire stick. To her delight, she realized that the light came from herself.

Then the man struck another fire stick and, one by one, lit the other candles in the room. Each one gave out the same light that she did.

During the next few hours, she noticed that, slowly, her wax began to flow. She became aware that she would soon die. With this realization came a sense of why she had been created. “Perhaps my purpose on earth is to give out light until I die,” she mused. And that’s exactly what she did.

God created you and I to produce light in a dark world. Like that little candle, we all can produce the same amount of light, no matter how small we are or what color we might be. But we can’t produce light until we receive it from an outside source. That source is Jesus Christ, the light of the world.

How Much Does A Prayer Weigh?

Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and told her to leave his store.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: “Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can.”

John told her he could not give her credit, as she did not have a charge account at his store. Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer-man that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.

The grocer-man said in a very reluctant voice, “Do you have a grocery list?” Louise replied, “Yes sir.”

“Okay” he said, “put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries.”

Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer-man and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer-man staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, “I can’t believe it.”

The lady smiled and the grocer-man started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer-man stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer which said: “Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.”

The grocer-man gave her the groceries that he had gathered and placed on the scales and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store.

The customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to John as he said, “It was worth every penny of it.” It was sometime later that John Longhouse discovered the scales were broken; therefore, only God knows how much a prayer weighs.

Hymns for Everyone

The Dentist’s Hymn………………….Crown Him With Many Crowns

The Weatherman’s Hymn…………There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

The Contractor’s Hymn…………….The Church’s One Foundation

The Tailor’s Hymn……………………Holy, Holy, Holy

The Golfer’s Hymn…………………..There is A Green Hill Far Away

The Politician’s Hymn………………Standing on the Promises

The Optometrist’s Hymn…………..Open My Eyes That I Might See

The IRS Agent’s Hymn……………..I Surrender All

The Electrician’s Hymn…………….Send the Light

The Shopper’s Hymn………………..Sweet By and By

The Realtor’s Hymn…………………………..I’ve Got A Mansion Just Over the Hilltop

The Pilot’s Hymn………………………………I’ll Fly Away

The Paramedic’s Hymn………………………Revive Us Again

The Judge’s Hymn…………………………….Almost Persuaded

The Psychiatrist’s Hymn……………………..Just A Little Talk With Jesus

The Architect’s Hymn………………………..How Firm A Foundation

The Credit Card Telemarketer’s Hymn……..A Charge To Keep I Have & King

The Postal Worker’s Hymn…………………..So Send I You

The Waiter’s Hymn……………………………Fill My Cup, Lord

The Gardener’s Hymn………………………..Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

The Lifeguard’s Hymn…………………Rescue the Perishing

The Criminal’s Hymn…………………..Search Me, O God

The Baker’s Hymn………………………When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

The Shoe Repairer’s Hymn…………..It Is Well With My Soul

The Travel Agent’s Hymn……………Anywhere With Jesus

The Geologist’s Hymn…………………Rock of Ages

The Hematologist’s Hymn……………Are You Washed in the Blood?

The Menswear Clerk’s Hymn…………Blest Be the Tie

The Umpire’s Hymn…………………….I Need No Other Argument

The Librarian’s Hymn………………….Whispering Hope

Now, for those who speed on the highway – a few hymns for you:

45 mph…………………God Will Take Care of You

55 mph………………….Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

65 mph………………….Nearer My God to Thee

75 mph………………….Nearer Still Nearer

85 mph………………….This World Is Not My Home

95 mph………………….Lord, I’m Coming Home

Over 100 mph………..Precious Memories