Send The Light

The Bible is a book of contrasts that requires our best thinking. Romans 12 coaches us to live peaceably with all men. A few pages later, 2 Corinthians 6 warns us not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, and challenges us with the question, “What fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness?” So do we make nice or make war? Our song poses a way to combine making nice with making war so that everyone can win. Please give it a listen, then come back for more on winning, winning, winning.

We are in a war

Beginning with Adam, everyone has had to decide which side to fight on — either:
1. Bow to the spirit of the times or
2. Bow to the Spirit of God

These two groups cannot sustain peace with each other.

How would a person bow to the spirit of the times? Isaiah’s “woe words” in chapter 5 confront “those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” This behavior is typical those who oppose God.

How would a person bow to the Spirit of God? Romans 12 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” We can be at peace fellowshipping with others who are seeking to prove what is good and acceptable to God.

Here is the question: What is good, and acceptable and perfect behavior toward people who oppose God? Should we seek their destruction?

Win-win

Acts 26 records Paul saying: “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Here, Paul shows us a better way than killing the enemy, better than avoiding the enemy, better than fearing the enemy — WIN THEM TO GOD’S SIDE. Help people switch from bowing to this world to bowing to God. They win. We win. God wins. Only the devil loses. That adds up to four positives!

Light swallows up darkness

Our song is a prayer that God’s light will come to dispel darkness and bring deliverance. It is also a prayer that WE will reflect His light to win others, not becoming tired or discouraged. God has given us the most important victory through the promise of everlasting life. What better way to thank God than to spend our days here helping others defect from the clutches of the enemy and become children of light?!? What a wonderful change to go from being an enemy of God to becoming a beloved member of God’s family! Let’s help people make that leap to the best of our ability. Some will not accept this grace and mercy. God knows and sees and will address that Himself. But with those who step out of darkness into God’s marvelous light, we can enjoy peace.

“Send The Light” is a wonderful song to sing loud and often as we march through the turmoil of this world and do everything we can to help people turn from darkness to light and from the power of satan unto God. Let us pray that grace may everywhere abound. Send the light!

God bless you lots,
Dale R. 🙏🌞💗


LYRICS: Send The Light
Hymn by Chas. H. Gabriel (1890)

1 There’s a call comes ringing
O’er the restless wave,
Send the light! Send the light!
There are souls to rescue,
There are souls to save,
Send the light! Send the light!

Refrain:
Send the light, the blessed gospel light;
Let it shine from shore to shore!
Send the light the blessed gospel light;
Let it shine forevermore!

2 Let us pray that grace
May ev’rywhere abound,
Send the light! Send the light! 
And the Christ-in spirit
Ev’rywhere be found,
Send the light! Send the light!

3 Let us not grow weary
In the work of love,
Send the light! Send the light!
Let us gather family
For a crown above,
Send the light! Send the light!

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10 Replies to “Send The Light”

  1. Sarah D.

    Very nice! It reminds me of one of my favorite MLK quotations:

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

    Also, you’ve really stepped up your game with ventriloquism! Impressive! 😁💕

    Lovings!
    Sarah

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Thanks, Sarah. Yes, game on with ventriloquist! An homage to the miracles of jet-age electronics. Send the light! LOVINGS! – D 😎🌻🙏🐸

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  2. Frank Manasseri

    Thank you Brother Dale for another enlightened message and song (no pun intended) LOL

    We are the Salt and Light of the World!

    We are Ambassadors for Christ!

    Each one of us has enough light in us to shine into this dark and perverse World to attract someone to us that will hear our invitation to become a Kingdom Citizen.

    As the Salt of the world let us remember that we are like “Salt Shakers” who sprinkle just enough salt on someone to give them a better flavor to their lives.

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Thanks, Frank! Salt shakers … I love it! In season, out of season, always season. God bless you lots – D. 😎

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  3. Julia Witchard

    Good early morning Mr Dale, “SEND THE LIGHT “, “WOW”, Mr Dale, I DON’T WANT TO JUST SEND, THE LIGHT, I WANT TO BE PART OF THAT LIGHT; THE LIGHT OF OUR FATHER JESUS, I WANT THAT LIGHT TO SHINE THROUGH ME, …THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE, I’M GONNA LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE, SO THAT WHEN ANY ONE SEE’S ME , THEY WILL SAY WHERE IS THAT LIGHT COMING FROM, THAT’S SHINING DOWN ON U, AND I CAN SAY…FROM THE LORD OF lords ,AND KING OF kings , ….MY FATHER JESUS IS MY EVERYTHING 🙏 🙌, BLESSINGS UPON 🙏 BLESSINGS TO U AND YOUR FAMILY…HAPPY THANKSGIVING..BLESSINGS 🙏…

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Good early morning to YOU! Thanks for your comment. Send light, be light — what a joy! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. BLESSINGS! – D. 😊🙏💗🎹

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    1. Dale Reichel Post author

      Hey, Dan, thanks! So many good hymns done over the years. It’s fun and fascinating — and encouraging — to sing them again. God bless ya! – D 🙏🎸🌻

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