Will you take my hand . . . and bring your light as well as mine to the world? ~ Jesus
January 1, 2000
Yes . . .I am the light of the world, the entrance to the cave and the exit from it. You know me though you remember me not. I have come to get you from the cave. You have been but sleeping there. As I roll back the stone and the light streams in, the light will also stream out from within. Will you take my hand and let me lead you out and bring your light as well as mine to the world?
I will do anything for you. Brother. I no longer want the nothingness of a false peace. I want the peace of unity and of taking your hand.
You have no need to worry then. This is your New Year’s wish and I have heard it. I will bring you no cause for worry but I will bring much to you. Many hands will I clasp and lead them to your door to share our light. All you need do is not retreat. Remember you stand with me and I with you. The womb of the cave is but the place of birth and death from which creation springs. Now be like a spring of clear water pouring forth. When it is time for your stream to flow through the cave once again I will guide you there and be there with you. I will keep your vigil. Now keep mine.
Keep your candle lit for me.
(The “cave” Jesus mentions is something that I’d been living with, having images of in my mind as I awaited the answer to this call, and with this plea, expressed in my yearning for a personal response. The image of the cave stayed with me quite a while. This is my painting of the cave.)
The womb of the cave is but the place of birth and death from which creation springs.