Let your light shine

For many of us, being a Christian is easy… on a Sunday, in a church building, in worship, in the company of other Christians, etc. Come Monday morning and the other days of the week,  however, and all of a sudden we’re afraid of who we are. Why is that?

If we read Matthew 5:14-16 we will do well to remember that Jesus told us: “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.”

As followers of Christ this is what we are: ‘the light of the world’.

In John Chapter 1 we are told that “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”

This ‘true light’ is Jesus, and ‘his coming into the world’ we celebrate at Christmas time.Continue Reading

Messages from the aether: faith for everyday

Ten things I wish everyone knew about believing in God

http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2014/11/05/10-things-i-wish-everyone-knew-aboutbelieving-in-god/34916

Faith and the working out of one’s faith are personal. That means there is no formula or cut and dry method that one can use to believe or understand another’s beliefs. Often, as the article tells  us, it actually requires our creative imagination for it to have personal impact. I hope this article will have you nodding the way it did me. Continue Reading