It has been a long time since I have blogged and I apologize for neglecting my duties. I am learning that a 3 month old takes precedence over everything in life.
My sermon Sunday is based on Isaiah 60: 1-6; "Arise, Shine for the Light has come." As I said on Christmas Eve, when Jesus arrived, everything changed. The world that once was in darkness, was illuminated by his presence; and that is good news.
Many in our world continue to walk in darkness. Look at the news...it seems that all we hear about are terrible things happening in our society. Just this week, we heard about rising tensions in the Middle East as well as a park ranger being shot at Mt. Rainier State Park for no discernible reason.
That darkness is not just over there happening to someone else. Many times it is right here in our own lives. Whether it be difficulties at work, problems in a marriage, debilitating diseases, or dwindling finances, none of us are immune from the devastating darkness that desperately tries to overwhelm us.
But the good news is that the light will always overcome the darkness...that is what Jesus speaks of in the gospel of John and that is at the heart of our text for Sunday. Jesus has come into the world. He brings light even to the darkest reaches of our souls and as such, we have hope.
I want you to be prepared to worship on Sunday. And if you find yourself in a dark place, then this Sunday is especially for you. We will rejoice that the Light has come and we will also celebrate this day by participating in the Lord's Supper. Join us, and may we worship well.
In His love and grace,