We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine

Tasting the Miracles

When Jesus turned water into wine, there was more going on than meets the eye. A closer look at John 2 reveals that the clay pots that Jesus had the servants fill with water were not wine pots . . . they were water purification pots. These were the vessels where people washed their hands; the water would also have been used to wash one’s feet. Jesus not only turned water into wine; he redeemed ordinary water pots used for cleaning into vessels of joy and celebration.

We should also note that neither the bridegroom nor the master of the feast knew about the miracle. Only the servants experienced the miracle. The wedding party tasted the wine, but the servants tasted of the miracle.

This reminds me of what is happening here at Lamplighter. There are miracles happening . . . real miracles. I don’t know why God has chosen us to creatively infiltrate the world with His Word, now heard in 23 countries on nearly 1500 radio stations. But one thing I do know; while the world is tasting the truth from these creative productions, only the servants are experiencing the joy of the miracles behind the scenes–and He’s using ordinary vessels!

As I look at the events unfolding in our world, I have never been more convinced that the Lord’s return is imminent. I’ve never been more excited about the unprecedented opportunities to make an eternal difference. My brothers and sisters in Christ, I invite you to join me behind the scenes to experience the miracles. This is about much more than books, seminars, dramas, radio, and the Guild. Children are coming to Christ and adults are learning to endure adversity as God’s assignment for true transformation. Missionaries in Muslim countries are being encouraged, tribes in Uganda are sitting around the radio hearing the uniqueness of Christ’s law of love, children in Singapore are learning to speak English while at the same time learning that they need a Savior, women in India are finding hope as they’re rescued from despair, parents are learning that humility is the foundation for authority, and so much more . . . so much more!

My desire is to keep filling the pots with water and serving our best to the world so that they can learn about the one who is still turning ordinary pots into vessels of celebration. Would you prayerfully consider serving with us? How, you ask? Here are four ways you can be involved:
1. Introduce Lamplighter Ministries to your church leadership to see if they would make Lamplighter books and audios available for their congregation. Contact Roger@lamplighter.net.
2. Help us find corporate and individual sponsors to produce the next Lamplighter Theatre drama. Contact Beecher@lamplighter.net.
3. Provide a full or partial scholarship to enable a student who needs financial help to attend the Guild. Contact Beecher@lamplighter.net with questions.
4. Ask about becoming a Lamplighter representative at conferences, churches, schools, bookstores, and libraries. Contact Roger@lamplighter.net.

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