Before your eyes, this picture that I have taken has more than one meaning to it for myself. This candle was laid upon my grandmother’s mantel piece (shown) along with other burning candles (not shown) as well. When she first laid it on the mantel, this candle was gleaming so brightly, as you can see on her room’s wall a good reflection of the candle’s light. Each time I would stop by her room and look at the brightness of the candle, I had received this automatic message and idea, within my mind and spirit, that we all will continue to forever stand bright and strong just as long as we will never allow our spiritual lights grow dim. Together, my sisters and brothers in Christ, we are stronger bonded together, hand in hand with Jesus, and our walls will never fall, even when we leave the physical nature of this world.
Another meaning to me, in regards for this same candle, was that this candle was placed just a few days right before an aunt of mine took her final breath in a Hospice/Hospital bedroom. It aches your heart to receive a phone call between the late hours of a night that your loved one’s spirit has finally gone home to be with the Lord. Sure, I was hurt, and even more so that the enemy wanted to overcrowd my memories with painful memories of her. Example: One instance is of how I can recall when she would speak negatively about me to whomever she would speak to either on her phone or on a different section of our house sometimes. This line of thinking and remembering comes from no one but the Devil himself. He planned it from the beginning. How do I know this? Because I know that our Father in Heaven would never have me turn against my family and friends for no reason at all. So regardless of how much someone may ‘claim’ that they dislike or hate you, it’s better to still love them unconditionally and keep on moving and walking with Jesus by your side. Too much energy is being wasted for and on hate, and that’s what the enemy intends for us to hold, but I’m here to confess and tell you that the Heavenly Father didn’t create us to simply hate one another. He created us to help spread His Gospel around and so much more. Besides, the enemy is here to cloud up our greatest and plentiful memories we have of a deceased loved one. He had for me, but now, thanks to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, he has been clearing out those stormy clouds in my mind in order for me to recall the most happiest and memorable moments and years with my aunt.
Do not let your last words to a loved one (friend or family member) be a regretful one being about a message of hate, but rather, despite everything, show more love than anything. You will be spiritually rewarded by God for making such an action in the long run.