There’s a Light Coming for Those Who Look for it
On December 21st, something that hasn’t happened in 800 years will take place. Jupiter and Saturn will intersect in the night sky forming what astronomers call “the Christmas star.” It will also take place during the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year. Consider that picture being painted in the heavens for a moment. On the darkest night of the year, the brightest star will shine forth.
I am reminded of the prophetic word of Isaiah who foresaw the Christ child laid in the manger; “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone” (Is 9:2). As 2020 comes to a close, many are looking for a glimpse of hope, a light in the midst of a dark night. The good news is that light has come and is already shining for those willing to look for it. I’m looking forward to showing my kids the Christmas star, and telling them the story of the wisemen who followed a similar star and found Christ. What a beautiful illustration for us all to use with our families and friends who are looking for true light this Christmas!
This past Sunday we experienced a powerful Emmanuel moment. God has been moving this past month and I am hearing so many testimonies from those who are watching from home and those who have gathered in the Dome. One family wrote me to say, “My house is on fire” (Of course they meant Holy Spirit fire)! This Sunday, let’s come expecting more of that fire!
Remember that as we come together we continue to strongly encourage following the CDC guidance. Maintain physical distance, use a face covering when physical distance can’t be maintained, and stay at home if you’ve experienced flu like symptoms or been exposed to someone who has. As cases continue to rise in our state and community it is important that we continue to take personal responsibility for one another’s health and well being.
Lastly, if you or a family member need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the church. We are here for you!
Believing For Revival,
Pastor Daniel Norris