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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Wordless Wednesday
The explanation for this picture is in the first comment.

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31 Comments:
Blogger Denise Patrick said...
This is the Santuary of the church. The Youth decorated it with 2900 lights as part of the 30 Hour Famine. Each light (and you can't see them all) represented 10 children who die each day from hunger and related causes. On Sunday, during the service the lights were turned off strand by strand as the service progressed. By the time we were at the end and I was in the pulpit to do the benediction, there was only one strand of about 15 lights left on - and I unplugged it as I explained that the reason the kids do the 30 Hour Famine is to help keep the lights on. Each life we save is a light that doesn't go out. Then I plugged that one strand back in and reminded the congregation that through the efforts of youth groups all over the world, lights that might have gone out are not and are shining brighter than ever. It was an extremely powerful message.

Blogger tegdirb92 said...
wow, what a wonderful message. Happy WW!

Blogger Karly said...
Incredible and simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous Adwina - Mom of 1 said...
Oh very beautiful...

I feel the message in my heart...

Great WW!

Blogger mar said...
Beautiful.

Spectacular wordless - a very powerful statement.

Anonymous The Barrow-Wight said...
Great message. Happy WW

Blogger Alison said...
That's lovely. It make it look amazing too.

Blogger Shaz said...
I agree that is a powerful image & explaination, It's made me stop & think, Well done those children & you Denise for sharing x x

Blogger Melanie said...
At first I thought- Oh how beautiful. Then I read the desription. What a powerful way to get the message out. I bet there weren't many dry eyes left in the church.

Blogger Jenn in Holland said...
Incredibly moving. What a powerful method of teaching.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That is really great !
Great picture too.

Thanks for sharing

Simone
Exercising for comments

http://www.simonesbutterfly.blogspot.com/

Blogger Amber said...
How absolutely stirring and symbollic...

Blogger Ciar Cullen said...
Oh my. This is humbling.

Blogger palmtreefanatic said...
wow! That sure is beautiful!
Happy WW!

Blogger Dragonheart said...
Beautiful photo and wonderful symbolism. Very powerful indeed.

Blogger letha said...
My first thought when I saw the picture was wow, now after reading your post I'm really moved.

Blogger Mz Jackson said...
This makes me feel good just looking at it.

Blogger Rebecca said...
Someone pass me a tissue, please. Thank you very much for sharing.

Blogger Moksha Gren said...
I was impressed with the picture even before I read the meaning. Now it's even more amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us

Blogger jams o donnell said...
It is a powerful image and an excellent way to get a harrowing message across

Anonymous ju said...
very inspiring one!

thanks for sharing

Blogger Christi said...
What a gorgeous picture!

Happy WW!

Blogger ~Melissa~ said...
It's so beautiful - what a wonderful way to send a message!

Blogger Comedy + said...
Very powerful indeed. Thanks for sharing. Happy WW.

Blogger mama k said...
I used to do 30 hour famine w/ my youth group and then again as a youth leader.
Just gorgeous! and a wonderful message.

Blogger Bianca D'Arc said...
A beautiful picture and a very touching reason behind it.

Bianca
http://biancadarc.blogspot.com/

Blogger Pearls of Wisdom said...
Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful photo . A very powerful statement.

Happy WW.
Angel Mama ( Pearls of Wisdom)

Blogger Lori said...
Beautiful!!

Blogger Dirkey said...
wow that is awesome!!!!
Thank you, I have done the Thirty hour famine in the past has always been such an amazing experience!

Blogger DariDonovan said...
That is just beautiful! Wow! I may be late but I made it by here finally. Thanks so much for stopping by mine.

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