Can we say that the world is dark,
A society without light?
Whose hope demands a light come down,
To show us all what’s right?
In darkness it did find me,
And swirled with a clash:
It’s tongue did burn,
It lashed out worst.
It’s truth revealing
A wicked curse.
The fury swore,
To take no more,
And gazed its eyes beyond me.
And there stood a man.
As tall as I.
He took my blows, the licking flames to dispel the dusk around me.
I saw his ghost.
For a moment just shadows like me.
Then His fire swelled as it unveiled,
A way to make things true.
It lit me up with the flames it tossed.
An ember lit inside me.
“Go and spread and die no more,
A wildfire you must be.
Illuminate your world,
And that’s how you will find me.”
So as a light in the darkest places I take the place of He,
With blaze unfurled
Always to refine me.
My brothers: coals, keep the fire alive,
My sisters: candles, constantly remind,
That this must go on ‘til final hours.
Do not lose sight young ember.
On that day burst in to flames,
For the light will last forever.