The Old Lamplighter March 22, 2017

Robert Louis Stevenson was a 19th century novelist who wrote Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One night, as a boy, Stevenson watched darkness envelope the city, his nurse urged him to sit down, because he could not see anything outside. Robert replied, “I can see something wonderful. A man is coming down the street making holes in the darkness.” He was referring to a lamplighter whose job was to light street lights in his day. Wise Solomon wrote, “the way of the wicked is like deep darkness. True, but how wonderful to also learn that Jesus later wrote, “I am the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life.” When we enter into a personal relationship with Christ, He makes holes in our darkness.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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