Wed, 01/17/18, "Day of Praise"
"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." - Genesis 1:3
After Sunday evening worship, it's usually my job to check all the lights, doors, and thermostats. Usually, I knock on the bathroom doors, barely open them, and call out "Hey, anybody in there?"
Once in a while, everybody seems gone, so I just open the bathroom doors and turn off the lights. However, one time, from one restroom came a "Hey, I'm in here!" So immediately, I turned the light back on.
Friends, somebody's going to turn your light off today and leave you in the dark. But God is a God of light, and Jesus is the light of the world. So, I know from lots of experience besides the silliness of this past Sunday with the church bathrooms and the grave seriousness yesterday with a church member's deliverance through smoky, pitch darkness as their home burned down around them at 2 a.m., and I hope you do too, that if you'll just call out to God, God will either shine light onto your path or give you a peace beyond understanding in your dark.
Call on the Lord! He will not fail you!
"The gospel is the story of Jesus [what God's only Son has done for us that we can't do for ourselves], spoken as a promise." - Robert Jenson