has brought you this
far, and he's not
letting go now."
Fear thou not;
for I am with
Do not be dismayed, for
I am thy God.
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.
mountain village in Europe a long
time ago, a nobleman wondered
what gift he could present to his
townspeople. At last he decided
to build them a church. No one
saw the complete plans for the
church until it was finished.
When the people gathered, they marveled at it's beauty. Then
someone asked, "But where are
the lamps? How will it be
lighted?" The nobleman
pointed to some brackets in the
walls. Then he gave them each
family a lamp, asking them to
bring these with them each time
they came to worship.
time you are in church, the area
where you are seated will be
lighted," the nobleman said.
"Each time you are not here,
that area 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."
doing your part to be a light in
God's house or are you waiting
for someone else to fill your
place with their own light? Every church needs everyone to help
keep God's house lit and shining
for the world to see.
wilt light my candle: the LORD my
will enlighten my darkness. Psalms 18:28