How we long to understand, O God,

the simple logic of Light;


The power of a single glow to dispel darkness;

the capacity of a single spark to create warmth;

the immense energy in a single drop of sunlight.


It’s a simple logic, this message you speak:

the light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness cannot overcome it;


We praise you for the light,

and for it’s simple resistance to darkness;

We praise you for the radiance

that never ceases to stream into us and our world,


And we praise you for the tinder that you have placed within us

that waits patiently and quietly

for us to allow a single ember into our hearts

so that we might be set ablaze with You.