The Widow’s Lamp

Some years ago there dwelt a widow in a lonely cottage on the sea-shore.  All around her the coast was rugged and dangerous; and many a time her heart was melted sight of wrecked fishing boats and coasting vessels, and the cries of ship-wrecked human beings.  One stormy night, when the howling wind was making her loneliness more lonely, and her mind was conjuring up what the next morning light might disclose, a happy thought occurred to her.  Her cottage stood upon an elevated spot, and her window looked out upon the sea; might not she place her lamp by that window, that it might be a beacon light to warn some poor mariner off the coast?  She did so.  All her life after, during the winter nights, her lamp burned at the window; and many a poor fisherman had cause to bless God for the widows lamp – [for] many a crew was saved from perishing.

Does not this remind us that we are to be lights in the world for Christ?  If so, why not do it!  We, as well as the evangelists of our day (for there are some gifted Christians who are ‘evangelists’ in that sense (some might call them ‘pastors’ or ‘laymen’)), for all of us are evangelists of Christ, as were Peter, James, John, and Paul in the Bible.  So, we ought to spread God’s Kingdom, through the Gospel, in this world for His glory. – Hentycrew


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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