Advent is over, Christmas is celebrated… what’s next? Where are we going as we journey towards Easter?? Our theme for the next few months will be: The Light we need NOW!
Jesus whole ministry is about illumination! He shows us who God is and what he is like. He illuminates for us how to live by faith, what reconciliation looks like, and he opens our imaginations to the promise of eternal life. Can we seek that light now? Yes we can and we will!
In these weeks, we will seek God’s light to shine fully on us and give us the clarity we need in the confusion and darkness of this time. In the beautiful words of John: “The True light which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world…”
Light is a great image of our faith! Jesus is:
- the light that shines in the darkness
- the light of the world
- the light which lights our path
- the light so powerful that all the darkness of the world cannot overpower it
- the light that illumines God and ourselves
In the Sunday readings between now and Easter we will ponder how God’s light can give us the clarity we need to live boldly and at peace in this historical moment. Make the effort to seek this light in the community at worship in the New Year!
~With much love, Pastor Lou