Light Within

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When I met Karen, cancer had already ravaged her body. She was weak and only occasionally came out of her room. I lived in her home six weeks, helping with chores and meals. And I observed her…

She had a soft glow…peaceful, grateful, smiling. Her five-year illness had left it’s mark, but she was still beautiful. It was as if she had a secret “beauty serum.”

“let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us…If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant...Psalm 90:17 ; Luke 11:36

Karen's beauty came from within and her "serum"
was the beauty of the Lord, in Whom she trusted. Christ's light shone brightly even in her dying body.

copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

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