From Pastor Perry

10/07/2014 Mark 4:21-25

Mark 4:21–25 (ESV)
A Lamp Under a Basket
21 And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? 22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. 25 For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

I grew up in the Scouting program and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.  I love to camp and to get away from the city and into the woods.  I remember asking a younger scout to bring the lamp over by the table so we could see our food.  He brought the lamp and set it on the ground beside the table.  It was dark and we could not see our food.  You could look under the picnic table and clearly see all the shoes, socks, and legs... but you could not see the food on top of the table.  The scout did at told, but didn’t think about putting the lamp above the table.  I grabbed the lamp and hung it on a pole with a hook.  The young scout said “Oh, is that what the hook is for?”  We now could see all the faces at the table and clearly see our food.  The light was up high and not hidden.  Such a simple event, yet it brings light to today’s reading.  What good is light if it is hidden?  As a Christian, we are to let the light of Christ shine for all to see.  We do not hide the Gospel message but share it with others. Jesus assures His followers that, when they act graciously and righteously toward others, an even greater measure of goodness will come back to them.  (Gal 6:9)

I pray: O Lord, Help me to not hide your Word from the community around me.  Help me to not be ashamed of the Gospel, but to let the light shine in this dark world.  I repent of my sins and want to do better.  Thank you for your forgiveness.  Amen.

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I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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