Thousand Points of Light

Psalms 36:9

For with you is the fountain of life;

in your light we see light.

Perhaps the above verse or at the very least the sentiment of the above verse is what the founders of the Points of Light Foundation and President George H W Bush were trying to convey in their respective ways. People shining their lights by expressing their love towards their neighbors through acts of kindness and good deeds.

And yet as I was doing a topical study on the subject of ” Light” and was reading Psalm 36 in it’s entirety there was also a portion of this Psalm that bought our esteemed President and his base to mind. It actually shed further “light” /clarity/ insight into the situation as it pertains to them.

Psalms 36:1-4

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord.

I have a message from God in my heart

concerning the sinfulness of the wicked:

There is no fear of God

before their eyes.

In their own eyes they flatter themselves

too much to detect or hate their sin.

The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful;

they fail to act wisely or do good.

Even on their beds they plot evil;

they commit themselves to a sinful course

and do not reject what is wrong.

Hmmm.. perhaps this is precisely what Ana Navarro was alluding to when she said that …Trump had no clue what the “thousand points of light” meant because he had so much darkness in him. ( paraphrased) ( Ana Navarro, July 6, 2018 appearance on CNN, please see link below).

I will say that I, and I am pretty sure that a great number of other people are being encouraged and uplifted when various media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS to name a few in addition to various social media platforms – are sharing messages of hope and assisting in maintaining ( if not actually restoring) belief regarding the goodness that is threaded through the hearts of people from diverse backgrounds throughout this country; via their respective humanitarian segments. Contrary to the continuous stream of rhetoric and blatant lies that comes out of this farce of an administration throughout the day; and yet he has the audacity to exclaim that the media is the “enemy of the American people”?

I can’t help but think these humanitarian segments are also displays of points of light; and that the sentiments of these displays of love via various humanitarian acts and deeds are not only at the heart of the #resistance movement(s); however it at the very heart of the sentiment that was at the core Congresswoman Maxine Waters comments the other week when she urged us to push back.

In times like these, we do indeed need to be ever mindful to push back the darkness by letting our lights so shine ever so brightly!

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

I was watching the segment of W Kamau Bell’s ” United Shades Of America” the other week that he did on Alaska and the Northern Lights were mentioned. The Northern Lights ( aka Aurora ; please see link below) are a brilliant display of bright lights against the backdrop of an artic winter. I was too young to appreciate the depth of the message that was conveyed when the weekly television series ( aptly named Northern Lights) was on; however, I believe I appreciate it more now.

Can we revisit this show? Since we’re having redos in the likes of Roseanne – can we redo shows like Northern Lights and other shows with similar messages? Just sayingπŸ’πŸΎπŸ˜œ

The Northern Lights- That’s the image that comes to mind when I reflect on our lights pushing back the darkness that is trying not only trying steal our democracy, however, it’s trying to rob us of our love, joy, peace and hope. We must indeed “keep hope alive” ( Rev Jesse Jackson, The Rainbow Coalition)

Continue to push back and tell darkness we don’t want you by letting your light shine brighter and brighter!!!!

Much love, πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‡±πŸ‡·

Sources:

  1. Points of Light Foundation: retrieved from: https://www.google.com/search?q=pointsoflight&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari
  2. Jim Acosta on twitter mocking former President George H W Bush retrieved from:https://mobile.twitter.com/acosta/status/1015025438962438145
  3. Anna Navarro Angry Destroys Trump on…retrieved from:https://youtu.be/OHHSVm7elr8
  4. Trump’s blasts the media as the enemy of the people, retrieved from: https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/697532002
  5. Aurora; retrieved from:https://g.co/kgs/2NZjoN
  6. United Shades Of America – Alaska, retrieved from: https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/05/31/united-shades-of-america-ep-7-alaska-2.cnn
  7. Northern Lights Television Series, retrieved from: https://g.co/kgs/d4z22k
  8. Congressional Leaders Criticizing Congresswoman Maxine Waters for Urging…,retrieved from: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/25/623206039/congressional-leaders-criticize-maxine-waters-for-urging-confrontation
  9. Photo courtesy of; https://goo.gl/images/dqrzAt

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