The lamp’s flame is simple, small, humble, and sometimes hard to see – but it’s always there burning. Whether the church is full or completely empty, the candle burns for no other reason than to fulfill its purpose of directing people’s attention to Christ. It performs its duty and then fades into the background.
There’s a lot to learn from the sanctuary lamp. I can’t think of a better way to live my life. I just wish it wasn’t so difficult.