|Posted by kirxander on October 4, 2016 at 10:05 AM|
We sometimes fail to realize the impact we have on our fellow church members. Here is a great illustration on this concept:
Several centuries ago in a mountain village in Europe, a wealthy nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople. He made a good decision. He decided to build them a church. No one was permitted to see the plans or the inside of the church until it was finished. At its grand opening, the people gathered and marveled at the beauty of the new church.
Everything had been thought of and included. It was a masterpiece.
But then someone said, "Wait a minute! Where are the lamps? It is really quite dark in here. How will the church be lighted?" The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls, and then he gave each family a lamp, which they were to bring with them each time they came to worship. "Each time you are here'" the nobleman said, "the place where you are seated will be lighted. Each time you are not here, that place 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"
When we aren't at church, we fail to be a light to others; a source of encouragement, a friendly smile, someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on. Don't hide your light; let it shine :).