What I Read Today:
Romans 8; Matthew 8; Isaiah 13-14; Psalm 7; 2 Chronicles 28; Exodus 27
When we were first married, my wife loved to light oil-filled lamps in our house. Sometimes we would shut off all the other lights and just let one or two lights burn all evening.
It’s incredible how one small lamp could light an entire room.
Oil-filled lamps are going out of style nowadays. I think that’s a shame. We still own a couple of them, but we seldom light them anymore. I’ll always remember those early days of our marriage sitting in the living room lit by only one small lamp.
In Exodus 27, the Israelites were instructed to bring offerings of oil. This oil would be used to light the lampstands. This oil would ensure that the light of the lampstand was always burning. This would show the Israelites that God’s light was still lit.
For Christians living in these dark times, Jesus is our lamp. He always promises to be there to light up the way for you and me. When our days are filled with struggle, we know that we can see Jesus face and have God’s light replace the darkness all around us!