As the title alludes, we are going to talk about light today. And what led us to the topic is a praise report, albeit on a smaller, earthly scale.
We are happy to announce that with the help of our faithful supporters from all over the world, we were able to purchase the first round of new lights for our studio here in Jerusalem. Thank you all so much!
We are in the process of replacing our old, warm lights with new LED-lights, that do not generate heat and help to reduce costs. Therefore, please continue praying with us for all the funds needed to come in, allowing us to see this project to its glorious finish line and replace the remaining 14 lights as well. Let there be LED-lights in our studio!
Another long and dark tunnel that found its end in some brightness recently, providing reason for accolades, is Israel’s struggle with the forming of the new government. The 508-day long dynamic drama culminated in the national unity government on May 17. The 35th ruling body of the Jewish State features Israel’s long leader Benjamin Netanyahu continuing as Premier for the first 18 months, and former army leader Benny Gantz, whose Blue and White bloc ended up divorcing some of its partners in the process, taking the baton for the following 18 months, but carrying the torch for defense in the meantime. For the coalition to see daylight, more portfolios were handed out than ever, resulting in 36 ministers and 16 deputy ministers in Israel’s 120-strong Knesset.
Today’s subject may lead some to paths of reflection about the city on a hill that cannot be hid, or to recall a little old gospel song named “This little light of mine”. But what is your little light? If it happens to be the Light of the World, it may not be so little after all. But as we humans tend to pile things or put baskets over it, we manage to dim even the brightest of lights. We are also quick to exchange our true sources with scores of others of lesser value, and call many a thing illuminating or enlightenment, which may be of quite opposite nature in actuality. Remember the broken cisterns prophet Jeremiah talked about in the Bible? (Jeremiah 2:13)
There is also something called ‘light pollution’ in this world, which is “excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light”, as some internet resources define. Consequently, “it washes out starlight in the night sky, interferes with astronomical research, disrupts ecosystems, has adverse health effects, and wastes energy.”
So maybe it is time to take inventory and perhaps change lights. Who or what is your true light? Is “excessive, misdirected, obtrusive artificial light” polluting your skies? Like the LED-lights decrease expenditures, perhaps also the only, real Light of the World would increase energy and rest in your life during these stress-stricken times. Whatever your true source of light may be – find it, cherish it, and let it shine in you and on you, and in the world around you, as little or large it may be. After all, the Bible says a day will come, when we no longer need the light of a lamp or of the sun, as the Lord God will be our everlasting light and splendor. (Isaiah 60:19, Revelation 22:5) Why not practice already now, during these virus-darkened days? Let your light shine!
Some other topics for prayer –
Another area we need light to be shed on are some recurring technical problems we have been having during the recording of our programs in the studio lately. Please pray with us for God’s grace, wisdom and help to find a solution, so we can continue bringing you truth about the events in Israel and the Middle East without hindrance.
We would also appreciate your continued prayers for the entire TV7 Jerusalem staff as well as for safety for the entire world amidst the rumors of the second Coronavirus wave.
And as always, pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel. Shalom!