Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Let your light shine.

Matthew 5:14-16 says:

14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither 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. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

This was the first message in our new multi-ministry center. Appropriate for a new facility, with new ministries. How easy it would be to just let the new building shine. The new smelling paint, the new carpets, the new preschool rooms, the new parking lot. But, Jesus wants US to shine. WE must be the light of the world. We must shine in our new facility. We must make the community comment on how effective our church body is, not how great our building is. Can we accept and tackle the challenge? It is yet to be seen.

How does YOUR light shine? Are you hiding it away? What ministry can you get involved in? Please don't over-commit, like so many of us do, but get involved in something. Any ministry, however small and unappreciated it may seem, is essential to the church.

Team Kid starts up again tomorrow. I'm teaching the first class. I have two helpers, thank you Lord! I'm gonna let my little light shine. Pray that I can keep it lit.

1 comment:

Magnanimity said...

I want to be the first to say. Thank you for teaching.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I'm starting every other week 2nd grade SS with my daughter in the class.

Mutual prayers appreciated. Somehow the schedule got wacked and I'm doing PT and teaching the SAME week. Hmmmm. Not my plan.