The oil lamp and the candle have been for thousands of years the basic lighting fixtures of all human societies.
Today, with the use of electricity, we have changed our experiences and the light of an oil lamp or a candle seems to be not just inadequate, but utopia, thinking that one can cope with modern life using only oil lamps or candles.
And while this is self-evident, when we come to the issues of faith and the search for the living God, we all prefer to use the light provided by an oil lamp and not the light provided by an electric lamp that has the power of hundreds of candles and oil lamps.
In other words, while for our daily routine we look for ever-increasing light fixtures and no one compromises with traditional practice, when we come to searching for God, we prefer traditional means not because they meet our needs but because they do not require personal cost of time, money and responsibility.
And of course the result is proportional. We do not see beyond the distance of everyday life, while the Creator has created us to seek and explore not only the earth and the solutions of our everyday problems, but also the heavens, of today and of tomorrow and beyond the grave.