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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Brighten the Corner Where You Are

In today's message David spoke briefly of an elderly woman some of us visit regularly. When we were singing there last week we asked her what song she'd like us to sing. She requested, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are." Here are the lyrics:

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar,
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar;
Brighten the corner where you are!
Just above are clouded skies that you may help to clear,
Let not narrow self your way debar;
Though into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
Here reflect the bright and Morning Star;
Even from your humble hand the Bread of Life may feed,
Brighten the corner where you are.


While you may not be able to go to Africa or India or some other place and "be a missionary", you CAN brighten the corner where you are. It's those little, seemingly unimportant things that come at us day after day that matter to God. How are we handling them? Do we take the next right step in front of us? Do we do everything to the best of our ability? "Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." "He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much."

David said in his message, "You are only as good as your worst day." I appreciate this thought. He also spoke of a thick chain with a lot of links - something really strong - except in the middle there was one link that was paper. "You are only as strong as your weakest link."

How can we be missionaries in some far off land if we cannot even brighten the corner where we are? In our homes? In our neighborhoods? In our communities?

Here is a link to the message if you'd like to listen or watch it. It's titled "The Weakest Link".


  1. dear sister- thank you always for your post and I am so very glad you didn't privatize this blog like I thought had been done earlier this week- thanks so much and may God bless you and your children in all your endeavors-

  2. Thank you for your encouragement - I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!


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