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Can I Get a Little Light?

Can I Get a Little Light?

Pastor Tenny - October 12, 2020


I talked about it in Sunday’s sermon: how darkness gives way to light, how light shines even when we can’t see it, how light is present—if we just look for it.

Sometimes darkness is all we can see.

Then, a glimmer shines through.

Isaiah talks about that:

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…”
“…on them light has shined.”  (Isaiah 9:2)

“…your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.” (Isaiah 58:10)

Of course, Isaiah is talking about the coming of the Messiah. One day, your light will come, your light will shine. But he doesn’t just talk about the future coming of the Messiah, the light. You’ll notice God tells us through Isaiah that we have seen a great light. Light has shined on us.

Light is everywhere. The light of Christ is all around us. Maybe, even if we’re feeling swallowed up in darkness, we could try looking for a glimmer. Just a speck even. Sometimes that light surprises us. Sometimes we know it’s coming, and we can’t wait for it to arrive. Even in the darkness, we know there is light. 

Last week, my brothers, my son, Colin, and I rendezvoused in Ohio to move my parents to a rehab and assisted living facility here in Charlotte. The time leading up to the move seemed filled with darkness—so many challenges, so difficult to deal with. But, there was light.

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Even as we worked, there were many moments of light: reminiscing, laughter, jokes. After the move was completed, we made time to relax, and to enjoy each other’s company. After all, we hadn’t all been together, at the same time, in the same place, for almost 5 years. Light.

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My friends, God shines light even through the most difficult situations. His light, His Son, our Savior, Jesus, is shining on us, in us, and through us. Let His light shine…not for your sake, not for my sake…but, so that others may see His good works and glorify our Father in heaven.

Peace to you, all!

Pastor Tenny