top of page

The Lighted Household

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle,

and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so

shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew


No doubt Jesus could remember many a night during His boyhood years in the home at Nazareth when

His mother lighted a lamp, giving its cheerful light to all in the house. The lamp with which Jesus was familiar

and used for domestic purposes was a little terra cotta vessel, shaped like a shallow pitcher, with a hole for