27 December 2011

Myrtle's Lamp (A Symbolic Tombstone Tuesday)

The lamp is a symbol of wisdom, faithfulness, holiness, and piety. It lights a way through darkness to a brighter world. And in chapter 22 of the Bible's book of 2nd Samuel, a lamp is a symbol for God -

29For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.

This particular lamp image in granite belongs to Myrtle Snell Watkins (1910-1974) at Snellville Historical Cemetery in Gwinnett County, Georgia.

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