We have finally begun our journey towards the coming of Christ at Christmas. Advent is here.
If we look at the world through recent events we could believe the world is a very dark place. We have had major terrorist events in France, domestic terrorism in the US (shooting in the planned parenthood clinic) and tragic deaths in bushfires here in South Australia. We could live in fear or pray that Jesus comes again to take us away from all this darkness.
Or we can do what we were asked to do, by Jesus.
Matthew 5:14-16 NLTse
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father
Let your Good deeds shine in this dark world let victims of the events see that there is a God who loves them through our love for them.
We are the light that shines in the dark. We are the light that overcomes darkness.
Link to our 1st advent Sermon