Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Darkness and the Light


He was a simple man, a searcher, digging deep underground in the hidden places. His pick struck this and that, ore of every kind, even gold, but he was looking for something more valuable. He wasn't cautious like his archaeologist friends. He knew instictively that what he was looking for was not fragile. He didn't care what worthless riches he had to break through to get to it. There was no need to gently brush aside dust and dirt. He grabbed with his hands, his heart, his entire being, and flung pieces of the cave this way and that. He had no time to waste.

"Mister," the guide called out in the darkness. 
"Please slow down!"

But he could not. They were so close.

He pulled at the earth again and again, moving it with only his will when all of his strength was gone. He howled. He screamed. The team behind him was certain he'd lost his mind. They were preparing to pull him out, hoping he didn't bring the passageway down on top of them first.

But, suddenly, a light appeared. 

"I found it," he said, his voice quiet and steady. He had struck one final stone and the darkness gave way to a thin line of bright light. It filled the tunnel and it filled the searchers. They had found it.

17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this bit of writing.

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  2. I LOVE it!! We must all walk in the light, and let our light shine!!

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  3. Great! I love it as a parable for seeking Jesus! He is the Light! "If you seek me, you will find me"!! ♡

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  4. rare and unique souls plea for light of truth and he had such enlightened heart to go for it fearlessly

    his belief and his desperation brought him what he looked for

    inspirational and uplifting writing dear Sand!

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  5. "He didn't care what worthless riches he had to break through to get to it." Worthless riches....how often I can stare at the worthless riches instead of keeping my eyes ahead. This is wonderful Sandi!

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  6. "He didn't care what worthless riches he had to break through to get to it." Worthless riches....how often I can stare at the worthless riches instead of keeping my eyes ahead. This is wonderful Sandi!

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  7. Alright, I've got to complain, Sandi!!!! You can't leave us hanging like that. :-) LOL If this is yours, keep writing. It's got me hooked. If it's a metaphor, I got it, nicely done.

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  8. Sandi - makes me think of the priceless "Kingdom of Heaven". So beautiful. Hugs!

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  9. I think he found that one stone, rejected by some but by God designated as a chief corner stone. I think his life was no longer empty and dark, isn't it?

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  10. I am with Mari...I want to know more. :)

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  11. He found the Light!!! Praise God, when the Light overcomes the darkness!!!

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  12. For some reason, I don't know why, I kept thinking he was searching for my stash of hidden chocolate.

    God bless.

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  13. Now he has to walk in the light!

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