So last night, at around 9:00, more than 50 people gathered on the Lawn of Samford Hall in Auburn, Alabama to sing to our creator. What a great sight it was to see friends and strangers come together in a place that so many of us see as a huge landmark of our area.
Almost all day yesterday I was also thinking about the theme for our church this upcoming year. It’s just one word, Illuminate. While last year was about growing, bringing people in, and reaching out to others across the world, this year it’s going to be a time to let our lights shine. To put it simply, we are to be reflectors of the brilliance and glory of Christ. Just as the moon reflects the sun, we are to reflect and shine Jesus to the world. Now I started thinking of this after the election and after hearing so many people saying that our country is going down and there are dark times ahead for us….. well, aren’t lights more useful in the dark?