Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 5

Part 4 here To light the way in the darkness, it’s not enough to simply shine a light. I have to leave the security of the mountains to travel through the valley roads where the lost live, where they toil and they die, all the while longing for a rest from suffering. In hopes ofContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 5”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 4

See part 3 A City on a Hill I grew up in the very flat floodplains of Louisiana. I didn’t see my first mountain till I was around 24 in the Smokies of Tennessee. My jaw hung open. Imagine then how far my jaw dropped ten years later when I visited the even loftier RockiesContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 4”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 3

Part 2 here Why did Jesus wake us up? For what purpose? I’ve written elsewhere why we were chosen by God, but here I want to focus on one particular purpose: bringing justice to an unjust world. Justice vs Righteousness The word “justice” may bring up images of retribution, vengeance, prison, even death. But didContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 3”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 2

Part 1 here The Joy of Awakening I am not a morning person. I struggle to release my bed’s embrace each morning. No matter how bright the sun outside or how loud the commotion around the house, I’m a bump on the mattress and immovable by mortals. I’m a lump of clay molded asleep byContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 2”

Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 1

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “The light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise upContinue reading “Light the Way in the Darkness, pt. 1”