There once was a minister who moved to a congregation that worshipped in a rather dark and gloomy sanctuary.
He felt that it should be brightened up and came up with the idea of installing a chandelier. Not only would it literally brighten up the church but would be bright in an aesthetic way.
He took the idea to his Kirk Session. “I think that we should consider getting a chandelier”, he said.
Before he went on to describe his plans, he was interrupted by an old Elder (why are they always “old” in these stories?) who said “Moderator, I object!…..
….. firstly, none of us can spell “chandelier”…..
….. secondly, where can we can we get someone who knows how to play it….
…..and, lastly and most importantly, what the church really needs is more light!”
What the Church needs is more light. How true.
The one who is the Light of the World tells us that we should be lights to the world.
Sadly, the lights seem to be extinguished in so many areas of our life.