From The Pas†or
‘A Light For God's House’
In a mountain village in Europe a long time ago, a nobleman wondered what gift he could present to his townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church. No one saw the complete plans for the church until it was finished. When the people gathered, they marveled at its beauty.
Then someone asked," But where are the lamps? How will it be lighted?" The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls. Then he gave each family a lamp, asking them to bring these with them each time they came to worship.
"Each time you are in church, the area where you are seated will be lighted," the nobleman said. "Each time you are not here, that area will be dark. This is to remind you that whenever you fail to come to church, some part of God's house will be dark."
This is a story that may or may not be true but the point it makes is true. Think about your house, when you go from room to room you turn on a light and that brings more light to your house. A house that has lights on is much more warm and inviting looking than one that has no lights and is dark.
So it is with God’s house, in Matthew 5:14-15 Jesus tells us we are the light of the world and we should not keep our light hidden. Part of our shinning as Christians is to light God’s house so others who may be lost can find their way to God.
“This is to remind you that whenever you fail to come to church, some part of God's house will be dark."
Pas†or Brinson 06-04 ©2017