December 7, 2019
Guest Writer: Bob Aghamalian
Scripture: Isaiah 2:5
Come, house of Jacob, let us walk by the light of the Lord.
Did you know there is no such thing as a “dark detector”? Photocells and other such devices look for the presence of light and if they don’t sense some threshold of “light”, they conclude it must be “dark”.
You might ask : “What’s the difference? If the device “sensed” it was dark by the absence of light, it is therefore a “Dark detector.”
Not to put too fine a point on my argument, but it is the presence of “Light” that is being evaluated…NOT the presence of “Dark”.. There is no energy in dark. A very small light can split the darkest night or blackest cave. And you cannot shovel up some “darkness” to drown out the light.
Light has the power, not darkness.
A light from Heaven
A Light from Heaven
It was a Babe newly arrived
But even the Shepherds
“Good News! For all mankind”
A Light from Heaven
How to live our lives
Because He first loved us
To show us how
The Message is simple,
Put the needs of others
There is a light that shines in the darkness.
It is the Light of the Lord.
I’ve seen it.
It shines forth from the faces and actions of those who give freely of their time, resources and themselves to aid the Ministry at Boys and Girls Country.
I saw it up close and personal in the deeds of those who came through the perilous rushing waters to help Ange and I escape the flood ravishing our home during Harvey.
These were not Professional First Responders, trained and equipped in rescue techniques. But ordinary people, caring individuals living examples of the Love First Life, who put the needs of others above self. They came into those dangerous waters, not for fame or glory and certainly not for money. They put their own resources and lives in harm’s way to help strangers in need. And they did it repeatedly.
And for me, it was not just those who came in boats. It was the members of my church family who showed up at my house the day after the flood waters receded to help clean up the mess…and the dozens of other strangers who also came…with food, water, and helping hands to push back the darkness, to help me start on the road to restoration and recovery.
Yes, there is a Light that shines in the darkness. It is the Light of the Lord manifest in those who live the Love First Life putting the needs of others up front.
In this Season of Advent, let the Light of the Manger, shine on our hearts, illuminate in us an awareness, renewing our Spirits that we might pass on the Light by living the Love First Life.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge