Unplugged

Wait, wait, wait! Hold up, stop the noise
I’ve been plugged in for so long that I can’t hear my own thoughts
Let alone that still, small voice
That I know to be God
But it’s like I’m blocking Him out with all my other stuff

You can tell me that I won’t be relevant to the culture if I don’t stay plugged in
You can tell me that I’ll miss important events and information if I don’t stay plugged in
You can say that my light will stop shining if I don’t stay plugged in

But I am not some household appliance, no
A genie will not appear if I am touched in just the right way
No, I am not some lamp that can be turned on and off by some little, black switch

I am an open flame
I shine brighter with every helping of God that I consume
He feeds my blaze; He is my light

Yes, sometimes I am a roaring, burning fire
That sheds warmth and allows sight around a late night campfire

But usually, usually I’m a candle
Yes, my silent flame on this waxy wick may seem unnoticed or unimportant
But I shed efficient light in this dark world I live in
And the best thing about being a candle is that I don’t have to be alone, no
You see, if you get close enough, I’ll ignite you too
And you’re candle flame might burn even brighter

So we don’t need to be plugged into a wall, or the web, or the world
We don’t need to be worried about missing the next email, text, tweet, or status update
Unplugged; letting go and letting God
Lights of the world
Fueled by something so much greater than electricity or a wifi connection

Brighter than sparks and more potent than incense
We can’t stay held down or we’ll burn this whole place to the ground
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
Until an explosion of Jesus ignites the world
Because I didn’t stay plugged in

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