Across the Preacher's Desk: Light in the Darkness

September 17, 2020 - Often there is a heavy mood among people in our day and time. The rioting and lawlessness taking place in our cities, the pandemic of Covid 19 along with the quarantines and shutdowns are having a profound effect on people. The mood often is one of disillusionment mixed with discouragement. Things we once thought certain are no longer certain. Things we once thought secure are no longer secure. Our political landscape is like a minefield and one wonders what ordinary people like us can do.

How can we make a difference and change the shape of things? What's the use of hoping and praying for a better world? It seems the odds against us are overwhelming.

We need to hear the words Jesus spoke to that handful of men He chose to carry out His mission to change the world. Jesus told them they were the light of the world in Matthew 5:14-16. Jesus told His friends to leave off cursing the darkness, He wanted them to spend their time lighting candles. That is what we need to spend our time doing. We need to light the candle of prayer and the candle of exemplifying Jesus in our daily lives. When we pray for our nation and its leaders and when others see Jesus living in us, then we will be a beacon of light in a dark world. 

It's something to think about... tbp

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