Back when electricity was first being introduced in a little Scottish village almost everybody in a particular church switched from propane lanterns to electricity just as soon as it could be hooked up. However, the oldest couple in the congregation couldn’t get their electricity because they were waiting for the poles to go up and the wires to be strung. They continued using the propane lanterns.


The day finally arrived for them to bring electricity to their home. Everyone came for the festive event. The man waited for it get extra dark and then told his wife to go turn on the switch. When she did, the light filled the room and everyone rejoiced.


The man grinned from ear to ear, picked up the propane lamp and said, “It sure makes lighting my lamps easier.” And with that he lit a lamp and his wife turned off the electricity.[1]


Are there things in your life that you may still be hanging on to from the past when you could be living in the present?

I love funny stories like this one to help us see a spiritual issue, that we might not otherwise notice.  I mean, it does seem silly, to wait for electricity, get it hooked up, throw a party and then not use it. Doesn’t it?



Sometimes we can be like this older couple, wanting and waiting for the new thing to happen, and yet afraid to embrace the change of it all. Other times, we can be so focused looking and waiting for the new thing, that we completely miss when it’s right in front of us.


When we are afraid to embrace the change, we tend to hang on to our old ways, and old patterns, and we don’t see the new thing right in front of us.



We need to expect it, see it, embrace it, and let go of the past, so we can accept the new things God says He is doing!

Can you See it?

What New thing is God doing in your life today?


[1] 1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speaking: Fresh, Timely, and Compelling Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers, and Speaker By Michael Hodgin page 543 Zondervan, 1994


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