I am writing this at 6:25 am in my study at the church. The lights are turned down low and the sweet aroma of tea is rising gently from my mug. When I walked over to the church from the manse at 5:30, a cold, crisp breeze blew under a canopy of stars, shining all the brighter in the absence of the moon. A moment ago, I paused from looking at my computer screen to gaze outside the east windows of my study to see soft bands of blue, green, yellow, and pink light rise from the darkness. The inky black night is fading away to reveal the shapes of trees, grain bins, and fence posts. Morning has come.
You know, Christianity is a whole lot like that. The Bible teaches that every one of us is born into darkness, cut off from seeing the world as it truly is because of the blinding effects of sin. We see the world dimly, as I saw the fields illuminated by starlight, but it is only vague shapes and shadows. And just as the sun rises over the horizon to chase away the darkness, the truth of God “has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor 4:6). The inky blackness is fading away to reveal the true shape of the Lord Jesus Christ in all his glory. Morning has come!
C.S. Lewis, the great British author, professor, and Christian apologist, wrote: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
My hope and prayer for you are that you will both see and savor the life-changing, life-illuminating, life-satisfying glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ today.
For His Glory,
Write Down These Key Dates in April!
- April 1st—Easter Sunday at Forreston Grove
- April 4th, 11th, 25th, and May 2nd—Spring Scribe School. Topic: “Lord, teach us how to pray.”
- April 8th at 6:00pm—All Officers Meeting