One Single Torch

Descent from the Cross by Torchlight, Etching by Rembrandt, 1654

One single source lights up the dark scene.  Ned Bustard writes:

One single torch illuminates the extinguished Light of the world.

Joseph of Arimathea lays out a white shroud as others struggle to remove Christ’s broken bode from he Cross, while one figure still reaches out towards the Saviour.

But he is not alone. What at first seems to be a very lonely scene upon further inspection fills with a crowd of onlookers and mourners. All their hope is lost for the present but joy will come on Sunday morning.

Taken from “Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-ups“.


May you reflect, burn brightly, or otherwise be a light of the Light of the World in prayer:

Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine on every human being. Enable us to discern your presence in each person.

Shine in our darkness!

Jesus Christ, friend of the poor, open in us the gates of simplicity, so that we can welcome you.

Shine in our darkness!

Jesus Christ, gentle and humble of heart, renew in us the spirit of childhood.

Shine in our darkness!

Jesus Christ, you call us to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Give us ears to hear what you are saying to us .

Shine in our darkness!

Jesus Christ, you send your church to prepare your path in the world. Open for all people the gates of your Kingdom.

Shine in our darkness!

Prayer from: “kingsnorton.org.uk.

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About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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3 Responses to One Single Torch

  1. Am expecting another post like this I just read. You really make my day reading this one. 

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    Peace and Love

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  2. Lydia Howe says:

    Ah yes! I know it wasn’t the focal point of your post, but what stuck out to me was the “Joy comes in the morning” part. What a great promise!
    Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. Keep up the great work with your blogging. 🙂

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