PASTOR’S PEN
 

A Celebration of Diversity

Questions to ponder for Epiphany Sunday —
the 12th day of Christmas
 
When was the last time you were struck by a sudden insight?
 
How has God been revealed to you?
 


The light Shines in the Darkness

 
What is it about a bunch of people lighting candles at night and singing together? I’ve actually had people call the church office before Christmas Eve to ask about the service. Their question: “Will I get to light a candle?”
 
People want to light a candle in the dark. They say it is beautiful and so meaningful. It touches something deep and often beyond the words available to express. But I think it expresses something very important and profound that we need to hear over and over again.
 
December is a dark month and we are living in a dark time. Many are feeling anxious and fearful. It is amazing what a little candle in complete darkness can do. Even more amazing is what 50 to 100 candles in a dark room can do.
 
It is so important that you let your light shine in the world. Even more important is to join with others and shine in the world. We can make a big difference!  What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1: 4 – 5).
 
Thank you to all those who offered leadership and participated in our Christmas Eve Candle Light Service, and to those who provided leadership.
 
Let it shine,
 
Steve



 
Pastor Steve Lundin