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A Light In Dark Places

April 6, 2020

I’ll admit it, I’ve been a scrooge for many years when it comes to putting up Christmas lights, mostly because I’m a little lazy. My daughter Lindsey, saw people in the neighborhood putting lights up in response to COVID-19 becoming a global pandemic. She asked me if we could put some up and told me she would take care of it all. I reluctantly agreed and said “Nothing on the roof!”

That night, I came home and this was the sign she made for our front yard and I was so proud of her. I sat for a moment and just stared and… hoped.

The news this week, they tell us, is likely to be grim with the loss of life. I want to challenge you to let your faith be bigger than your fear. God has not left the scene! I would also challenge you to be a light in dark places in any way you can. We all have something we can do, some ability to use to help someone else. It may be as simple as a text or a phone call to check in.

John 8:12 says, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

We have Jesus and that means we have hope. Hold tightly to it!


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