“They made new sacred vessels and brought the lamp stand, the altar of incense, and the table into the temple. Then they burned incense on the altar and lighted the lamps on the lamp stand, and these illuminated the temple.” (1 Maccabees 4:49–50)
Abraham Lincoln, in one of his debates with Stephen Douglas, was asked how long a man’s legs ought to be. He replied, “Long enough to reach the ground”. While that was certainly a clever answer, no one has ever considered why the question was asked in the first place. Who thought it important to know how long a leg, any leg, ought to be? Honestly, who asks a Postmodern question during The Age of American Reason? The world may never know.
The Purging Lutheran has a question:
Q: How tall ought a candle holder be?
A: Tall enough to allow your hand to receive 2nd degree burns trying to light it.
Now I have an even better question:
Q: How wide should a candle holder be?
A: Wide enough not to allow your hand to receive 2nd degree burns trying to light it.
The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.