If all goes as planned, this update should hit your inbox in the final hour or so of Good Friday. Today has been a LONG travel day for us as we are crossing from Oklahoma City over to Albuquerque for the next week.
As we drive into the sunset and watch the light outside dim, I can’t help but think back to the events of this day over 2000 years ago. Reading the account of the crucifixion in the Gospels, you will come to the point of one detail from that day……the darkness. The Scripture tells us that darkness fell upon the land. Can you imagine being there that day? The darkness that descended in the middle of the day…..the chill that accompanied it……the overwhelming heaviness and grief for what they had witnessed. DARKNESS.
So many people in our nation are living in darkness. They live with no hope. They look around them at how our world and culture are struggling. They suffer from addiction, from heartache, from disease. They need LIGHT.
The only thing that dispels DARKNESS is LIGHT.
We get the opportunity to meet people each week that are light bearers. Missionaries and church planters who have relocated and planted themselves inside a community to be a light bearer……to bring hope amidst much darkness.
After the darkness fell over the earth on that fateful day long ago, I can’t help but wonder how bright the morning came on the third day. With the light came hope and promise.
I’m reminded of the lyrics of an old song………
“Then came the morning
Night turned into day
The stone was rolled away
Hope rose with the dawn
Then came the morning
Shadows vanished before the sun
Death had lost and life had won
For morning had come”
Light. As we celebrate Easter this weekend, let’s not forget that the entire Gospel hinges on the Resurrection and the Light. How can you be a light bearer in your spaces this week? How can you help to dispel the darkness with the hope of the LIGHT?
With grateful hearts as we look ahead,
Kevin and Casey