Our awesome friends, Ryan and Rachel, joined us tonight for dinner and Advent. What a blessing to share in community with our sweet friends!
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.”
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
And there is darkness still, thick darkness for some. Where is the darkness in your own community? Who desperately needs light in their life? Go! Arise! Shine! Permeate the darkness; give light to everyone in the house.