Curse the darkness or light a Candle October 16, 2015

A young man complained to his father that most of the hymns sung in his church were old fashioned. His father said, “If you think you can write better hymns, why don’t you? ”The young man accepted the challenge and wrote “Joy to the World” and “When I survey the Wondrous Cross. ”That young man was Isaac Watts. As someone has wisely said, “It it better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” It is true, there is much that is wrong in this old world. There are problems everywhere. But rather than just complaining about our world, it is far better to try to do something about it. Visit the sick. Give to good charities. Encourage the down and out. Be an example in your community. And most important of all, instead of concluding that because we are weak and prone to doing wrong, rather than wallowing in the mire, turn to the Lord Jesus for a changed life. As Paul wrote, “If anyone is in Christ, he (or she) is a new creation. Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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