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Friday, February 19, 2010

How Shall We Live?

"Speak to Aaron and say to him, 'When you mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give light in the front of the lampstand.'" Aaron therefore did so; he mounted its lamps at the front of the lampstand (Numbers 8:2,3).


Without windows
darkness shrouded
the Tabernacle.
Symbols of God's Presence –
the bread,
the altar,
the lampstand,
remained hidden.

But
when Aaron lit the lamps,
darkness scattered
and the light unveiled
each nuance

Men and women
shrouded in sin's darkness
lose their way.
Symbols of God’s
presence,
mercy,
love,
remain hidden.

But
“Ye are the light of the world,”
He said.

How shall we live
to illuminate His presence
to those living in the darkness
of the shadow
of death?

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