Our Light in the Darkness
Pastor Donald Reigstad, Lincoln Evangelical Free Church
It really gets dark up here. I grew up in a rural area, but after 30 years in the Twin Cities the move to Lincoln Lakes has provided a vivid reminder of how dark it gets with so few street lights, house and business lights, car lights, etc. A high-powered LED flashlight has become my frequent companion. It gets dark up here.
It’s darker than you or I know. Astronomers say that our universe is nearly entirely dark, like way over 90 percent. Apparently, our perception is skewed by the relatively nearby presence of our sun. Even so, every year we spend billions just “keeping the lights on.”
As we head into the season of long nights, I want to say to every follower of Jesus: “Keep your light on.” People grope in darkness; they stumble in the shadows.
Jesus said, “You are the light of the world…let your light shine, so…” SHINE!