4 Candles
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"The Lord is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in Him."
Lamentations 3:24 KJV

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The four candles burned slowly. Their ambiance was so soft
you could hear them speak...

The first candle said, "I am Peace, but these days, nobody
wants to keep me lit." Then Peace's flame slowly diminished
and went out completely.

The second candle said, "I am Faith, but these days, I am no
longer indispensable." Then Faith's flame slowly diminished
and went out completely.

Sadly the third candle spoke, "I am Love and I haven't the
strength to stay lit any longer. People put me aside and
don't understand my importance. They even forget to love
those who are nearest to them." And waiting no longer, Love
went out completely.

Suddenly...a child entered the room and saw the three candles
no longer burning. The child began to cry, "Why are you not
burning? You are supposed to stay lit until the end."

Then the fourth candle spoke gently to the little boy, "Don't
be afraid, for I am Hope, and while I still burn, we can relight
the other candles."

With shining eyes the child took the candle of Hope and lit
the other three candles.

Never let the flame of Hope go out of your life. With Hope,
no matter how bad things look and are...Peace, Faith and Love
can shine brightly in our lives.

~ Unknown Author ~

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The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him,
to the soul that seeketh Him. It is good that
a man should both hope and quietly wait for
the salvation of the Lord."
Lamentations 3:25-26 KJV

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