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One of the greatest things about being a true light is… brotherhood. What drew us together of course was the music, but what keeps us together is the fact that we know we’re in this thing together. In the Christian walk you cannot make it alone. Look at Ecclesiastes, it says two is better than one and a three chord strand is not easily broken. Maybe we don’t talk about everything all the time, but we know that the others are there for us and will support us when we are in need. We are a family. When one has a need we all have a need. When one has a problem we all have a problem. And when we take that approach, it allows us to support each other. As Christians, every other Christian is our family and family members forgive each other no matter what the grievance is. We forgive, we support, we love.
What makes the bond of family stronger is understanding that we all have the same objective. We all want the kingdom of God to be built up through our music. When we have the same mind everything is possible, look at the story of the Tower of Babel. Throughout all of the epistles, Paul tells every church to have the same mind, one with another. What mind is that? The mind of Christ. When we are on the same page, meaning True Light, our music is better. As the bass player, I have to be in sync with every other musician and vocalist. I have to know what Chimobi is thinking while he’s thinking it, I have to know what Aaron or Malcolm is thinking while they’re playing the keys, along with following whoever is leading the song vocally. This only happens when I have the same mind as everyone else in the band. If I put myself first or think of myself before the other members of the band I will not be in sync with everyone else. The bass is the foundation of every song, and if I’m not helping with what we are building as a group, I miss my purpose.

The way this translates to every body is that, in the body of Christ, we all have different purposes but the same objective. If we are not linked up together in harmony we will miss our objective altogether, because we would have missed our purpose. Our purpose altogether allow us to achieve our collective objective. ~Jerod

If God gave you a vision or a task, see it through. And don’t give up because you don’t see the fruits of your labor at first, or even at all. Remember, we are not here to please man or ourselves. We are here to please God, and your reward is in heaven. ~Prez

When I think about true light as a name for the band, my mind goes to seeing an image of light that is so bright it turns everything into a silhouette. The radiance of God, so bright that it makes everything else seem insignificant. And at the same moment I think about John 1 that points Jesus out as the True Light shining into the darkness. As a band name it’s cool to think, hey we are the light that Jesus was shining on the world. Like we have come to destroy the works of the devil and build up the body of Christ. But as I begin to think more about it I am reminded of the moon and how in the darkest of nights it will shine in the sky brightly. And on some select nights the moon seems to take up half of the sky. But we all know that the moon is not a light source, in the sense that it does not create light. All the moon does is reflect the light from the sun onto the planet. And the same is with us, we reflect the light from Our God, the father of Jesus Christ, onto the world. We are True Light only because we reflect it. – Jerod