The Light Beckons

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As I was walking through the darkened auditorium of our church, I saw the light beaming in through the stained glass. I couldn’t help but be impacted by the profound truth I was seeing, that there was no light inside these walls; the light was outside.

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For so long we’ve known it, we’ve taught and preached it, but where God wants his Light to be seen is outside, in the world, where Hope is needed. Yet, it took an “act of God” to get us out of our hallowed walls and out where we’ve been needed.

So, for now, the lights inside are off and the pews are empty. God, the Great Teacher, has taken us on a field trip. He’s causing us to regain or acquire a better perspective and understanding of what matters, what is needed, and what it truly means to be “in the world, but not of the world.” Because, if you haven’t noticed, we’re all in this together.

Will the real Church now stand up and walk in the Light, as He is in the light?


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5 responses to “The Light Beckons

  1. I have been seeing several reports and articles about teens getting so fed up with this world and news and stuff that they … are putting their devices down and going outside to hike and play.
    Talk about a positive regaining and acquiring a better perspective.

  2. It’s amazing when a profound truth is seen. Great insight Anthony. I am somewhat sad when I see professing believers joining the fearful hoarding shaming bunker down ranks rather the loving sharing what can I do to help light of God soldiers. In a way even the stained glass is like a stained life set free to reflect God’s light. not his perfect light but a beautiful (I want it) stained light non the less (a stretch??)

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