You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither 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. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
— Matthew 5:14-16

Solo Christo – ‘through Christ Alone’

            “Have you seen the light?” These words spoken at our worship service have a dual purpose: 1) did you see the relit lamps pointing to the cross on the Church tower (dark for many years); 2) have you seen the light of Christ & sought to follow him? Jesus is the true ‘light of the world’, yet our Lord invites his disciples, us, to be bearers of light!

        Some wonderful improvements have been made to the outside of our church building. The re-lit cross, some fresh paint, clearing out weeds & stumps, new doors, and new signage. These efforts may draw some people to the church, but these improvements are not enough to keep them here. We need to ensure that the light inside is shining brightly as well. I’m not talking about changing interior lighting, I’m speaking about shining the light of Christ to others through our words and our living.

            This Sunday we celebrate the 4th Sola – through Christ Alone. As we walk humbly, faithfully & graciously in the power of the Holy Spirit, people will be drawn by the light of Christ in us and give glory to God. May God grant us the ability to be those beacons of light in the world, brightly shining, drawing others into Christ’s kingdom.

Pastor Tim