Lamplighter

Whenever something beautiful happens,

someone…somewhere… is praying.

  ~ Anonymous

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Since this is a busy week, with no time to write here, I thought you might enjoy another re-post you may have missed the first time around…

This one  —  and the one I re-posted yesterday (A Sweet Fragrance)  —  came out of my intercessory prayer for someone deeply on my heart.  I think that is the reason they still move me so, because I feel Him there, in each word.  And because today…  a bit world-weary…I feel the need even more for the Lamplighter’s Blaze upon our world.

May these words lift you up with your own heart of thanks for how He is moving for you in this season’s prayers:

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Several autumns ago, I heard sad news of a friend.  A sudden, unexpected “storm”was  threatening to rob him of a beautiful gift in his life… and, since such gifts are never for the giver alone, one that touched and lifted so many others too.  A year of many prayers later, God’s answer was manifest, and remained ongoing this last decade.  Somehow, I think the words I shared with my friend that next Thanksgiving ring true any time…  


This year,

as I think back on the blessings in my life,

they seem somehow intertwined with yours.

For my heart is overflowing praise

for how God worked so lovingly

through all our prayers for you.

Like a lamplighter, He lit each one with His Holy Fire,

making them shine like stars coming out… one by one by one

He used them to shed light upon your then-dark sky

and reflect the power of His Glory back on us.

O, the wonders of His Love,

O, the Light of this new day!

This Thanksgiving I rejoice with you… and songs of Christmas joy just fill my heart.

Because I haven’t had to be there to know

How truly God has restored you.

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©  Pam Depoyan

  Let them praise the Lord for his great love

and for the wonderful things he has done for them. 

– Psalm 107:8

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13 Responses to Lamplighter

  1. Lynn Morrissey says:

    Just beautiful, Pam. Her’es a story about English poet Robert Louis STevenson and his quote about a lamplighter. He later wrote the poem, The Lamplighter, in his Child’s Garden of Verses. http://www.preaching.com/sermons/11563683/ I think you, yourself, are a lamplighter, poking hole in the darkness to let the Son-shine in.

    • Thank you so much, Lynn. I hope that I can be that. This week has seemed like a lot of darkness around… and God led me to that passage quoted in the link you gave me above, about David. I wasn’t sure what that was supposed to mean as I read it, in terms of the thoughts in my mind, but thinking of it in the light of a lamplighter speaks a lot to me. I just skim-read from that link, but will go back and read it more. Let us all “poke holes in the darkness.” I love that poem too.

  2. Diane says:

    Pam, I ditto what Lynn said. Absolutely, my friend – that’s who you are! Thanks for the words, Lynn!

    http://www.warmtheheart.blogspot.com

  3. You have such a beautiful way of speaking your heart.
    Thank you for linking up with 30 Days to Give Thanks.
    i”m adding you to my follow list.
    Please consider doing the same for me 🙂

  4. Pam-
    The Lamplighter~~~ just the word makes me pause, thinking about the ease of “lights coming on” around me-then recalling a picture I saw on the news recently where New York appeared to almost be in complete Darkness. A result of the storm named Sandy. People are still hanging on with determination, waiting for the “Lamplighter” to come their way. Your post was very thought-provoking, making me count my blessings and think of others~~feeling right now as if all has been lost. Yet-they hold on, hoping to find a way toward “Normal again”-but knowing it will be a very long journey.

    I am always touched by your words Pam~~~they stir my heart! God bless you. Martha

    • I’m so glad to know that, Martha! Yes… I believe He takes our prayers and lights them with His fire. May our prayers over all those suffering after Sandy be especially “luminous.” Thank you for your words… they are a blessing. Today, as I’ve looked at the last photo on my post here of the two bright orange leaves touching, it reminds me of that famous painting of God’s hand reaching out to man’s, ours to His.

  5. Thank you for linking up at Thankful Thursdays! Your poem was beautiful! What a beautiful gift to be able to praise God through poem. I pray we can all be lamplighters to the dark world that we live in.

  6. lolita says:

    May God ever be lighting up every prayer you breathe. I believe so because you have the gift and the heart made for intercessions.

    May His face continue to shine upon you and give you more grace to fill every box, a gift of prayer for each you think of and about. I know, I am one of those and I feel so blessed to have you for my friend.

    Thanks, Pam. Always here, even when lagging behind a lot.

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