Friday, January 21, 2011

Carry the Lantern

This week's Disicple devotional readings began and ended with a call to "carry the lantern."

A church moved from an older building to a newer one.  As they left the old building, they lighted a lantern from the altar candles and took turns carrying it to the new church, a mile and a half away.  From the light, they lit candles on the new altar. 

Do we carry the lantern of Christ?  Do we leave behind the old ways -- the ways we have outgrown, the ways that are no longer useful to use or to God, the ways of the past -- and carry the light forward in hope to something new?



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