Image by Knilram
In the middle ages, churches would have collections of relics that they would periodically display for a fee. These relics would be things like the bones of saints, or the tears of the Virgin Mary in a bottle. John Calvin noted that there were enough splinters of Jesus’ cross in Europe to build a whole city. There were numerous skulls of John the Baptist, and most of the apostles had multiple bodies.
But the other day, I saw that our church had an interesting relic sitting out back. Sitting in the center of the fire ring was Shadrach’s chair.