The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2
Have you ever been caught off-guard when the electricity suddenly goes out because of a storm or downed power line? When it happens past sunset, it can be incredibly disorienting.
Initially, you may spend several minutes stumbling around.
You’ve got to be really careful not to run into a wall. You move slowly.
You hold your hands in front of you to feel your way around. It’s very disorienting.
Then, you find your phone or a flashlight. Phew!
Life can be like that. We might experience disorientation by a tragedy, diagnosis, war, death or pandemic. Suddenly, we find ourselves having to feel our way through the unknown situation. The unknown outcome may feel terrifying. The time spent disoriented may go on for months—years even!
Throughout scripture, God promises salvation to God’s people experiencing displacement, injustice and disorientation across the span of many years.
Jesus is our light and salvation. He is God with us and guiding us, especially when we find ourselves in complete and total darkness and disorientation.
The gift of Christian community is to shine Christ’s light for each other and for those in our community who may be experiencing disorientation from experiences of loss, poverty, transition or exclusion.
I encourage you to read the annual report (email the office if you need a copy) to discover all the ways Risen Lord is shining Christ’s light. Attend the meeting this Sunday to offer your support and encouragement for our ministry.
Thank you to all who strive to shine the light of Christ in their support and participation at Risen Lord. Jesus is shining brightly through our collective effort!