“For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—for the fruit if the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.”
This time each year life becomes a bit different. We find ourselves in the midst of a journey; walking each day a little more closely with Christ. We walk toward the cross. We march through the darkness and into the light. As we look onto Calvary we see the pain of Christ, redemption found in suffering, and hope that the tomb will be empty and the cross will be vacant. Christ, the light of the world, entered this earth as a humble human. Jesus shared in our joys, sorrows, happiness, and heartache. We are called to share the light with all of those that we encounter; reaching out a hand of welcome, help, or assurance. So, as we journey during this Lenten season, let us walk toward the light. Let us walk toward the one to creates, redeems, and sustains us during life’s darkest hour. As a community that seeks to “live as children of the light” it is my prayer we will allow that light to shine so brightly that others will be drawn to this place.