Let it shine!

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Let it shine

It’s a gray day in Albuquerque.  We don’t have many of those.  It’s usually cause for great celebration because we need the moisture that gray clouds provide.  Still, I miss the light.  Light changes everything.  In fact, I find this gray day renewing my gratitude for the life light brings.  And as we worship together in this extended season of Epiphany, the season of light, I find it renewing my gratitude for the ultimate, infinite light shone by, in and through Christ.

Again this Sunday, we’ll hear from Jesus’ teachings.  Our lives will be illuminated by a series of parables through which Jesus describes what the kingdom of heaven is like.  But today, with gray all around, I couldn’t help thinking of all the ways Jesus shined his light on me this week.  Below are a just a few moments.  If you reflected on your week, where would you see Christ’s light shining on you?  With whom will you share it?

  • Playing Battleship with my son at 6 a.m.
  • Participating in a bible study filled with laughter
  • The privilege of being invited into a hospital room for prayer and conversation
  • Learning decaf coffee isn’t so bad now that I’m old enough that I can’t drink caffeine after 3:00 and still get to sleep at night
  • Sharing a time of vulnerability over a cup of tea
  • Filling out a Valentine card for a man who has loved and supported me for 17 years, and receiving one from him
  • Being moved to tears by a co-worker (Barbara is AMAZING!) who cleaned up a heap of trash outside the church all by herself because I wasn’t feeling well
  • Serving alongside people of great faith and courage who show love for me and my whole family daily

Let it shine!

See you Sunday…

God’s Peace,

Pr. Rachael

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