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Burning Brighter Together

Building Community for Mutual Encouragement

by Micah Bales

Scripture: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. — Acts 1:8

A flick of the wrist pulls the match across the abrasive side of the box. It catches fire. The darkness around you brightens. You can see your hands, the contours of your surroundings, which until this moment were invisible. The light gives shape to the formless void.

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Micah Bales is the Communications Coordinator at Washington
Parks and People in Washington, DC. He helps coordinate the
Friends of Jesus Fellowship, a network of new Friends worship
groups. He lives in Washington, DC.