light of the world

St. Francis of Assisi was one of my heroes. I love this quote from him, “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

May we walk into the darkness of this world and shine Jesus’ light of love boldly and without fear!

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” — Matthew 5:16

oh, the wonder!!

Have we lost the wonder of God’s love? Have we lost our amazement at the suffering, death & resurrection of Jesus? Have we become so familiar with the story that our hearts have become calloused? Is it just another story that has to be retold each Sunday in a newer, better, more creative, entertaining way just to keep our attention?? Has our relationship with Jesus become just another item to check off on our daily “to do list”? Do we get more excited about who wins the Super Bowl (or when we get a promotion, new car, etc.) than we do when we think about the Creator of the universe longing to walk with us forever? Have we forgotten the joy of having our sins forgiven and our burdens removed … FOREVER?!! Not for these precious people … (click here to see an awesome video!)!!!