Glenn Beck shared an inspirational letter on the air Wednesday that he wrote late last spring to the individuals involved in his "Believe Again" music project, an effort that brought together "nine musical artists of different styles, backgrounds, and faiths" to record and produce a Christmas album.
In the text, the popular television and radio host drove home the importance of delivering "the gift of light" to a weary world -- and he reminded the team to remember "the power of truth" in the midst of worldly darkness.
Glenn Beck speaks on The Glenn Beck Program on Nov. 18, 2013. (Credit: TheBlaze TV)
"Out of all of the gifts that we can give to America as a gift, the only one that really will matter will be the gift of light. Such spiritual darkness is rolling over the entire planet and most of the world has let their light burn out over the years," Beck wrote. "Some have had their flame intentionally snuffed out. They’ve done it themselves. Our job will be to show the world that flicker of light again and gently rekindle that flame."
He continued, noting that with guidance from God, the "Believe Again" team has the power to help bring that flicker back to life. With "the power of truth," Beck said struggling against the world's darkness is made easier.
He encouraged those involved in the Christmas project to recognize these sentiments and to work together to inspire the masses and make the world a better place.
"Hopefully with these songs that you will put together, travelers from around the world will find their way and help preserve the rights of man," he said.
Read the inspirational letter in its entirety below:
Out of all of the gifts that we can give to America as a gift, the only one that really will matter will be the gift of light. Such spiritual darkness is rolling over the entire planet and most of the world has let their light burn out over the years. Some have had their flame intentionally snuffed out. They’ve done it themselves. Our job will be to show the world that flicker of light again and gently rekindle that flame. With divine providence and guidance from above, if we are loyal, pure, and focused on the love that he expects from us and requires us to share, we will see that flicker begin and blaze back to life.
Freedom is slipping through the fingers of so many around the world. And I think it’s about time that we accept the mantle of new civil rights leaders of the world, at least until — at least until the time when those people that were supposed to do it show up. Our task is harder right now because much of the world has plunged into darkness and can no longer see the truth. But those of us who are awake have something that the others don’t: The power of truth. The struggles against powers and principalities that nears our ancestors have conquered before. It was just the beginning, and there is more struggle that will come. But hopefully with these songs that you will put together, travelers from around the world will find their way and help preserve the rights of man.
So many in the world are whining about trouble or whining about struggle. And in our part of the world, so much of it is for no reason whatsoever. I feel as though our dad, our God, is about to say, “You want to cry about something? I’ll give you something to cry about,” just as any dad would. It will be our job to recognize that we brought most of this upon ourselves. Let us see and share the gift of redemption that is far more valuable than any gold, Frankincense, or myrrh. If we follow our promptings with joy and eagerness and exactness, that those of you who are recording this CD, your voices will fill the air with praises to our God and king.
Find out what you promised him you would do in your lifetime and then may we all live our lives in such a way that we may be a gift of light, of courage, of joy in a troubled and frightened world. Many mighty miracles will be seen in the coming days and I think mighty miracles just may come from what you set out to do.
It’s strange I find myself believing in people sometimes more than the people themselves do. But I really think I know who they are and what they’re capable of doing.
May they this season find blessings in the love and peace of God and may they never fear, no matter what the darkness tries to do, because the gift of life, the gift of light, conquers all.
In addition to sharing these words, Beck told listeners Wednesday that so many people have lost faith and that many others may still lose faith "because things are going to get hard." He reminded listeners that people were never guaranteed life wouldn't get hard, but that struggles many times help define and make people who they are.
Listen to his message below -- and hear the "Believe Again" version of "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful":
You can learn more about "Believe Again" here.