Exodus 25:31 "You shall make a lampstand of pure gold..."
The Inner Court was covered with fine linens that allowed zero light from the outside world to enter. The purpose of the lampstand (or candlestick) in the Tabernacle was to illuminate the room. Our job as Christians is to be the light wherever we go. There is a children's song where it is proclaimed, "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine!". How can we shine for God? Jesus says that we are to let our lights shine before men in such a way that they will see our good works and glorify God. That's how we do it. We live for God. No matter how dark things appear this week, do not cover your light. You were saved to shine!