Once again Jesus spoke to the people. This time he said, “I am the light of the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.” John 8: 12

Hopefully you caught the BIG MOON this week. I was amazed at how much the darkness was lit by the moon on Sunday night. I also know it doesn’t take a big light to make a difference in total darkness. One never realizes how many fire flies there actually are until the lights of suburbia can no longer be seen. The good news for us is that Jesus is the big light in our lives and He calls us to be the light which gives light. Even if we are but a fire fly in comparison, the light does shine! We’ve been talking about our vision statement, Be LIKE Jesus. Humble, Hospitable, Hope-filled get us closer as the key characteristics so that the world shines brighter because of us. I would love to share stories of how our friends and members are lighting up this dark world by being like Jesus—by being meek as an ox, showing radical hospitality to someone, and sharing a smile and a word of hope. Please email me your experiences that I might share them in an upcoming sermon. Please! I Thessalonians implores us to “encourage one another and build each other up!” We can gain strength and encouragement from one another.

Blessings,

Pastor Karin