Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Antique Lamp

This picture shows an antique caged industrial lamp that has been converted into a lamp sitting on the table next to my bed. The original would have hung from the ceiling possibly in an old mine providing light within an explosion proof fixture. It has been flipped to sit upright (albeit actually upside down) and now provides light at my bedside.
This lamp reminds me of the verse in Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” How does God’s word provide a lamp to our feet and a light to our path?
Revelation, chapter 21, talks about the new heaven and new earth. John describes the new Jerusalem as having the glory of God. Verse 23 says, “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.”
The glory of God gives light and the Lamb, Jesus, is its lamp. Psalms says God’s word gives light to us. Jesus is the lamp shining the glory of God on our path as we read and learn His Word.
As we immerse ourselves in scripture, Jesus lights up our path and the decisions we need to make with the glorious light of God. It’s more than a flashlight or lamp on our path. When God shines His light, it’s as if the sun stands still at high noon right above us without a trace of a shadow.
Do you need a light from God for a decision you have to make? I need that light every day. Let’s start each day in God’s Word, so we can get that high noon sun shining on every step we take.

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