Friday, April 20, 2007

It doesn't matter how big the darkness is, it can't put out the light.

This is a conversation between two young boys, about the power of the Resurrection.

Xavier, 6: See that candle? (the Paschal Candle) It's Jesus and God. There's at least 50,000 darkness out here and only one light. And that light challenged the darkness and won.

Scott, 5: When Jesus was killed on the cross, his light got snuffed. But when he rose, it was like his light lit up a pile of firewood--and the light was MUCH stronger. Everyone was amazed!

Xavier: It doesn't matter how big the darkness is, it can't put out the light. But even one little candle can light up this dark room.

1 comment:

Jennifer R-B said...

The conversation between Xavier and Scott reminds me of the new fire we recently kindled at our Easter Vigil, and the lighting of the Paschal candle. Going into the dark church, the light is visible from everywhere, touches the eyes of each person seated in darkness and expectation.

A little over a year ago, my husband and I were talking with our son Isaac about his older brother Jacob, who died before Isaac was born. Isaac wanted to know why his brother had died, why he couldn't see him, where he is with Jesus, and other good questions. We tried in various ways to explain the heart defect, the surgeries, our sadness, and our certainty of his wellness in the arms of Jesus. Isaac finally said "When I get to go live with Jesus, I'm going to go find Jacob right away. And then I will put my heart, which is not broken, into his heart. And then his heart will not be broken either."

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.