Monday 24 December 2012
On the 16.12. we had our Christmas celebration and it was wonderful to see our children and youth use their gifts to honour our King. We rejoice with those who received the gift of Christ and committed their lives to Jesus on that day! Over a hundred people attended our Christmas celebration and enjoyed an abundance of Christmas goodies after the service.
Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about what Jesus meant when He said, "I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). He showed us that the glory of the Father revealed through Christ was not a shining presence but the manifestation of the "fullness of his grace" (John 1:14, 16,17). Jesus revealed the very nature of the Father - His grace, mercy, love, truth, etc. Those who follow Christ and abide in Him, are called to do the same. Every disciple of Christ is called to reveal the supernatural love of God as light in the darkness. Christians are called to glow in the dark as they position themselves to be filled and enlightened by God. Paul writes,
"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." 2 Cor. 4:6
It is awesome to realise that every believer can know the glory of God through Jesus and to reveal that glory through a life submitted to Him (2 Peter 1:3,4)!