It starts as a hint of hope,
a thin thread of red at the hem of the horizon
that gives way to an ever-widening pink streamer.
New day birthed in a candle glow that nudges black.
The sun climbs the steps of night and peeks over peak.
Breath clouds billow and dissolve.
Ribbons of light shred dark.
The veiled exposed.
Nothing left but shadows.
And we who walk in light must carry the light
to a shadow land where people hide in hovels
shrouded in shame and pain
shuttered and barred
where lions guard lies.
So we walk through the dark
sprinkle sparkle on the step,
scatter confetti on the sill
shed light beams in the lane.
Because Truth swallows lions,
and Light reigns.
For those who lived in a land of deep shadows–
light! sunbursts of light!
~Isaiah 9:2 (Message)
Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our eyes filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.”
~2 Corinthians 4:5-6
Shine this weekend!