Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kindled Light

I’ve got this candle in my kitchen which I purchased from Cocalico Creek while shopping with a great friend of mine. I fell in love with the smell…oatmeal raisin cookie. I brought it home, put the big cake candle in a primitive candle holder, and decorated it with a berry wreath. I placed it in the kitchen at the small round café table at the bay window.

I hardly ever light the candle since the purchase…usually only when I know company is coming because I want to save the beauty of the lit candle for special occasions. As I cleaned up the kitchen the other evening, I moved the candle to wipe beneath the place it sat. I had a thought, why not light the candle. Several minutes passed. No one was coming over for a visit, but I decided to light the candle and admire the beauty of the flickering flame and take in the sweet smell.

I stared quietly at the candle with a warm cup of java warming my hands. Why do I wait for guests to light the wick? The glow of the candle brought a tranquil moment to my otherwise busy day. It was peaceful and soon became a God moment as my eyes glazed over in a day dream state staring at the illumination of kindled light. It was a sweet time between me and my Lord and I thank Him for the inspiration to light the flame and spend some precious time with Him!


Allen Skipper said...

Thank you so much for your nice comment on my devotion site. I thank God that He send me comments through His chosen ones like you. You are awesome!

Karen said...

There is something very soothing and relaxing about a lit candle. Add to that a cup of coffee and you're set for some winding down time! I bet that candle smells awesome. Although, I think I might get hungry for cookies whenever it would be lit...LOL

Hope you have a great week!

Karen said...

I found your blog from a comment you posted on one of the Internet Cafe devotions. We did recently move to a totally different state. I talk about it in a post on my blog. Here's the link if you're interested:

My husband was transferred with his job. So we've been settling in these last few weeks. Although it was hard to leave my extended family behind, we really like where we are at and the Lord is blessing me with some new friends.

Hope you have a great day!

lori said...

Shannon, I tend to do the SAME the good stuff to share instead of seizing the moment...You inspired me to light the one on the stove that smells like birthday cake...