“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”  This thought from Ps. 119 reflects a theme that runs through both the Old and New Testaments.  Light permeates the scriptures from the first words of Genesis to the last chapter of Revelation.

In the Numbers text today we hear about the lampstand in the temple, a wonderful symbol of the light of God.  In the Mark text we hear Jesus talking about the light under the bowl.  And it is here that we ponder today.

What was the moment when someone brought their light, their experience with God, out from under their bowl and shared it with you?

What has been your light, your experience with God?

In what ways have you been hiding it?

What have been your bowls under which you’ve hid that light?

When have you taken it out from under your bowl for all the world to see?

“Whatever has been hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever has been concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.  If anyone has ears to hear, then hear.”

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