“I am the light of the world – whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Something very special happened in singer Izaan Reyneke’s life recently – she heard His voice through the words of a song a dear friend of hers wrote. “When I heard Ligtoring for the first time, the emotion kindled by Zanda’s song allowed me to instantly relate to it,” she explains. “I’m wholeheartedly proud to be part of CSC’s mission to spread and celebrate the message of hope!”
As a mother of three herself, Izaan is well-aware of the great responsibility of raising healthy, well-rounded and overall happy children – she knows of the challenges our youth face daily! Also, as a professional nurse, she often deals with the heartbreak many women & children experience. So, by collaborating with CSC and their Save-a-Child initiative, Ligtoring has become her means to heal others who suffer from feelings of hopelessness and to uplift children who are helpless.
CSC is very excited to announce that, as part of our campaign to spread hope, Izaan performed Ligtoring at our 80th birthday party! She stepped into the spotlight on Saturday 12 March and left us truly inspired by the idea of being a light in each other’s lives. Speaking of inspiration, the song was inspired by events in the songwriter’s own life…
Zanda Traut explains that her song was born from difficult circumstances – much like many of CSC’s children who, today, are walking testimonies that a light can only be visible when darkness (and struggle) is present. What makes this even more special, is that her song shares the aim of CSC – to always bring hope to people’s lives.
There was a time when my youngest boy was very ill and hospital visits were the norm. I was sitting at his bedside one day, looking at his little body as it lay pierced with pipes and needles. I thought to myself, “Wow, aren’t we lucky to have such little people in our lives who remind us of what’s really important?” I realised at that point exactly what a great privilege it is to love a child – and if he or she is healthy, there is even more to be grateful for. I hoped and prayed, and I still do, that I can be there to take care of my son and bear witness to him growing up. Naturally, the lighthouse has become a symbol of steadfastness. It is the kind of light source that guides me by remaining in one place, never moving. Is this not similar to a parent who supports and loves her child no matter the direction in which his or her young life is headed?
CSC therefore wishes for everyone involved that the light in your souls continue to guide you, and the love in your hearts give you the strength to always follow it!