Denver, Colorado … I have always enjoyed teaching Kindergarten Sabbath School classes. The children are so excited to sing songs that have actions to them. Remember, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! Hide it under a bushel, No! I’m gonna’ let it shine. Hide it under a bushel, No! I’m gonna’ let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
Are you, are we as the church, letting our light shine or are we hiding our lights under a bushel? During a disaster–yes, a pandemic is a disaster–the Seventh-day Adventist Church through the Disaster Response team becomes a beacon in the impacted community. Today, our community, county, state, nation, and world are impacted by the pandemic. Even with social distancing being very necessary how can we, as a church, let our light shine?
The North American Division Community Services Department will be giving the Rocky Mountain Conference a one-time $25,000 grant to be used in purchasing food items for those in need. Does your church have a food pantry? Feed the homeless? Give out Senior boxes? If so, please contact Cathy Kissner at [email protected].
During World War II, homes that had loved ones serving or that were far from home, placed a lighted candle in the window. I have a candle in my window because we are called to be the light on the hill. We are not to put our light under a bushel, nor to hide in a church building. Christ can lead you to know how and when to shine your light. Trust in Him to guide you and your church. Remember that prayer is the key that opens the door to your light shining.
—Cathy Kissner; photo by Anuja Mary Tilj on Unsplash