Sabbath is Lit
The story is told of a lady with a successful cleaning business. She gained many commendations about her exceptional ability to clean. One day someone asked her to share her cleaning secrets. She smiled and said always take care of the light. Her logic was, once the lights are cleaned and shining, the entire building will look even cleaner. "Always take care of the light."
The popular children song reads, "this little light of mine I am going to let it shine". The question is, how do you let your light shine?
The Bible says in John 8:12 says When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Ps 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
We are children of the light. As Christians, God calls us to take care of that light, so that this light can shine in this world of darkness. Like the parable of the ten virgins, let us be like the five wise virgins who filled their lamps with oil, that represents the Holy Spirit, so our lights will never go out. The remaining time of isolation should be used to deepen your relationship with God and take care of your light. So when we re-enter this world, our faces should be illuminated like Moses when he descended from the mountain after spending time with God.
As leaders, it is time to start thinking about the many ways you can positively impact your congregation when we return to the new normal. Begin brainstorming with your team about what your programs and services would be like from this time forward.