This past Sunday morning in our 9:00 a.m. service, we had a couple of problems. I had a little “wardrobe malfunction” that needed to be corrected. A few minutes later during the preaching the power went off. That took out lights, projectors, sound equipment, etc. It was so dark in the area of the stage where I was standing that I actually did not know where the edge of the platform was. This provided an interesting couple of moments.
Following the service, Karen Dodson was the first to approach me to tell me that through it all, in the midst of complete darkness, the light never went off that is on the cross at the front of the auditorium. By now, probably 2 dozen others have told me the same thing. Think of it – a totally darkened room with power out – inexplicably the cross remains illuminated.
This is a pretty clear object lesson of our mission. In the midst of great darkness, our job is to keep the light on the cross of Christ. The loss of power created momentary confusion in our service, but the cross remained constant. No matter what happens around us, no matter how murky the situation, we must clearly keep the light on the cross of Christ.