Back at the turn of a century lamplighters were people employed to light and maintain street lights. Lights were lit each evening, generally by means of a wick on a long pole. At dawn, they would return to put them out using a small hook on the same pole. I read a story about a lamplighter who surrender his life to Christ. While ministering his newly found faith to a friend he said, “You know, I am the city lamplighter and I go ’round turning out the lights, I look back, and all the road over which I’ve been walking is blackness. That’s what my past is like.” He went on to say, “I look on in front, and there’s a long row of twinkling lights to guide me, and that’s what the future is like since I found Jesus.” His friend said, “Yes, but by-and-by you get to the last lamp and turn it out, and where are you then?” He replied, “Why, when the last lamp goes out it’s dawn, and there ain’t no need for lamps when the morning comes.” We may not need lamplighters to light our street lights today but we are called to be lamplighters for Jesus. The world needs to see Christians on fire for Jesus but not with self-righteous attitudes but with a burning passion for Jesus and a desire help grow His kingdom by showing love! 

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