A Faintly Burning Wick

a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
Isaiah 42:3
A couple of days ago, we looked at the first part of this verse in Isaiah, in a post entitledA Bruised Reed’.
This is ‘part 2’.

Scenario: The Lamp
Picture a stormy, dark evening. There has been a power cut that has plunged the whole house into darkness.

Then you remember an old oil lamp that you bought in an antique shop a few months ago; now’s the perfect chance to try it out!

After a few bungled attempts, you manage to light the oil soaked wick and the room is filled with a soft, warm light. The rest of the family filters in, drawn to the room where there’s light, and for a while you enjoy one another’s company without the usual modern-day…

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