Have you ever heard something that stops you and rivets you to the meaning? I heard this phrase from a reading this morning during a funeral: …they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. Those words made my brain snap to attention. The vision of a dry field being set ablaze came to mind.
As Christians we are asked to shine brightly and to set the world on fire. Our glow is most helpful perhaps during the dry times of life when we can easily run through the stubble of life quickly. One spark catches and the whole field can change. That which was dry and seemingly dead can be transformed. It only takes a spark. Won’t you shine?
What words recently made you think of a spectacular image?
What dry field needs your spark?
Like a dry field, O God,
I am full of stubble.
Set a spark in me
And let me burn with joy,
lighting up the world
and shining with your glory.