We’ll be continuing our break from our regularly scheduled adherence to our theme: The Courage to Imagine: I Am . . . Light. We were so blessed last week to share space with the very funny Stephen Behrman, aka Swami Beyond-ananda; and this coming Sunday we will be equally blessed with René Jenkin’s vibrational wisdom through indigenous musical instruments from around the world.
To keep some continuity with our “Light” theme, I would like to share excerpts from May Rowland’s Daily Word article from the mid-century, “The Seekers of the Light Are One”. Enjoy!
THE SEEKERS OF THE LIGHT ARE ONE
By May Rowland
HAVE YOU realized that there are people in every nation of the earth who love all humanity, people who are seeking to bring peace, understanding, and brother hood into the world in which we live? These people are instruments of God wherever they are. Sometimes, as we think of world affairs, the outlook seems dark. We see only the working of evil forces and the preparation of instruments of destruction. But God, who created this world and called it good, is still in charge. Let us align ourselves with this tremendous power of God. Let us co-operate with God in bringing peace, love, and understanding into the world in which we live. It is up to us who live on this planet to learn the first secret of life — we are children of God. And co-operation in expressing Him is essential.
Many years ago William Bradbury wrote a song entitled, “O Life, That Maketh All Things New.” It may be in your hymn book. One of the verses tells us:
“From hand to hand the greeting flows;
From eye to eye the signals run;
From heart to heart the bright faith glows;
The seekers of the Light are one.”
The chorus affirms:
“United in the Truth we stand,
Proclaiming peace to every land.”
Know that you can be a great light. You will have a different feeling about yourself when the light of your spiritual nature sheds its radiance upon every part of your life.
Before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Isaiah said: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light … and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Declare “I am created as a child of light, and Jesus came to show me the path of light.”
Jesus realized that He came into the world as a radiant son of light. You will remember that Jesus constantly identified Himself with light.
“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
And Jesus brought us right into the picture. He did not come to this planet just to show us that He was a light in the darkness, but that the light also is in each one of us.
“Ye are the light of the world … let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
You can be sure that we are created as children of light, and Jesus came to show us the path of light.
When the light of understanding dawns upon us, it warms us, and love is quickened within us. We commence to respond to the spiritual urge within us to express more and more of the goodness of God.
Just as the light of understanding enabled Jesus to become the Prince of Peace, so also we can become expressions of love and peace to the whole world. In the light of understanding there is but one world, one people, all children of God, children of light.