Friday, October 15, 2010

Be the Pole

Recently I attended a conference themed around the 7 churches of Revelation 2-3. One of the most helpful reminders came from Colin Smith speaking on the church at Ephesus (Rev 2:1-7). He said something like this:
Be like the pole that held up the serpent in the wilderness - that serpent to which all who looked were saved. No one was ever saved by looking to the pole; it was only useful for holding up the serpent. Be the pole, and Christ the serpent.
And a similar thought in poem from missionary Amy Carmichael:
Love through me, Love of God.
Make me like thy clear air
through which, unhindered, colors pass
As if it were not there.


  1. Great thoughts Jeremy. Another way to look at it, is that Christ is the head, and we are the body. The body holds up the head so the head can be seen.