by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
This borrowed illustration makes a point clear. A little boy was asked what a saint is. Thinking of the stained glass window in his church, he responded, “A saint is someone who lets the light shine through.” Good definition wouldn't you say?
The powerful thing about a saint is that saints also speak after they are gone. We have a kind of visual picture of this when we are around old churches. When we lived in New England, almost every church had a cemetery adjacent to the church building. The cemetery communicated that that congregation was a “community of saints.” Each week the congregation was reminded of those who had gone on before.
The memory of a saint still speaks long after they have departed this life. As a saint, is the light shining through you today? Something to think about. Your life is speaking, one way or the other.