Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Written by Rev. Kelsy Brown
Associate Pastor for Membership & Mission
Have you ever spent an evening staring up at the stars? When I was a little girl I was obsessed with stars and constellations, especially when we were camping deep in the woods. The stars always come out in the darkness. Sometimes the darkness would be so overpowering that you couldn’t see the hand in front of your face. But when you would look up, the whole sky was filled with tiny dots.
I was captivated by these stars who were shining their light from so far away. Thousands of light years away from us they brought light in the darkness. I would spend hours with my head turned toward the heavens looking for the Big Dipper, Orion, The Big Dog, and Aquarius.
In the darkness trees, rock and even my own hand was not discernable in the immense darkness. That is until I held my hand up to the stars. The tiny lights shown around my hand outlining my fingers and palm.
Sometimes we need to look into Christ’s light in the midst of darkness in order to see our own outline. To know that we belong there with the warm light of comfort shining on our backs. Just to see the outline of who God called us to be when He sent His Son on Christmas day.
Prayer: Lord of Light, shine Your light on me so that I might once again know who You have called me to be. Amen.