“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light."
Jesus (Luke 11:33)A lamp is a container that lets the light out. It's the answer for darkness. I think Jesus uses lamps to represent Christians. We're the vessel that allows the light to be seen so people can come out of the darkness.
Notice Jesus says that people are coming in to see the light. That tells me we should be in contact with people that need the light. Too often we pray for unbelievers that we safely avoid having conversations with during the day.
Two friends of ours, Ezzell & Tracy, came by my parent's house for a visit today. They were homeless when we first met them, but now they have a place to stay & she's starting a job this weekend. We haven't seen them in a while & when they came in, Tracy told Chelsa that they were struggling. They knew they needed to get God back in their lives by going to church, Bible study & surrounding themselves with Christians. Then Tracy said, "I'm not exactly sure what to do, but I knew we needed to come here (my parent's house)."
It doesn't take long for people to notice that my parents are good lamps.