One light among millions

(Picture: Mike Clarke, Getty Images – NY Times)

Saw this picture on the New York Times site today. I really like it.

It was taken at a candle light vigil held in Hong Kong to mark the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Hong Kong has this crazy skyline of skyscrapers and tower blocks that are lit up like a freeze frame of a fire works display.

The light pollution is kind of ridiculous, especially as the clouds/smog reflect the light and make it even worse.

And yet, all these wee candles stand out.

Tiny, little, flickering, delicate flames are able to distinguish themselves amongst thousands of big, stable, high-powered, electricity guzzling bulbs.

I think that’s pretty cool.

And it makes me think about how God sees us – we might think we’re tiny and inconsequential, especially when surrounded by bigger and better people – but our light stands out to God, just the same. And together, our lights can compete with even the brightest of the opposition.


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