|The Glory of the Lord Shown Round about Them|
Matthew 4:16 ASV the people that sat in darkness Saw a great light, and to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, to them did light spring up.
Today I visited Foothill Community Church, where their two combined services met at the city owned State Theatre.
After a welcome by the Pastor’s wife, a video was shown of a group of bouncy Church youth having fun singing some Merry Christmas songs. There followed a time of the audience singing Christmas carols. The choir mostly seniors led the singing.
We were reminded that the Angels sang and announced the birth of Jesus to a group of shepherds.
A bright LIGHT illuminated the heavens and The Glory of the Lord shown around them and the shepherds were sore afraid, but the Angels declared, “Do not fear for tonight is born the Savior which is Christ the Lord.”
Pastor Phil, spoke about the True Light which is found in Jesus. By the Holy Spirit the darkness in the hearts of men/women may be dispelled. He reminded us that those who follow Jesus can have the Light of Life.
Pastor gave an illustration that 135 years ago, electricity came available into homes. Those desiring this LIGHT needed to give up their “old ways.” They had to be willing to discard their kerosene lanterns and candles and accept the exciting NEW Light into their homes. Electricity became a necessity and a new way of life.
No one but God knew the impact upon this world. What we enjoy today is what Jesus started 2000 years ago. He brought Light and Life and made this light available to those who will receive.
The impact is upon everyone on earth, even on those who are not believers in Jesus.
There are personal benefits of light, there is more productivity, and the Spiritual light shows us the way to God.
The Light that Jesus gives does not come automatically. One must believe and accept His light. Jesus said that those who follow him will make a difference in this world.
Pastor illustrated with a story of a blind boy who was given the opportunity for a surgery to correct his blindness. After a time of recovery the boy was able to see light for the first time in his life. The blind boy was NEVER to be the same again. There was a transformation and a new realization.
In the same way, Jesus removes the spiritual blinders and sets the captive free. Those who chose to follow Jesus are never the same again. They become a new creation in Him.
There are many ways to be blind, but Jesus brings us deliverance, Hope and the Light of Life.
The invitation is still being given today. Come and receive Jesus into your heart and this Light of Life will be yours.
This post is shared with Charlotte’s Spiritual Sundays