From the Deacon’s Desk 3/14/2021

Dear Friends:

Our Gospel today comes from John 3:14-21. John tells us that “for God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but may have eternal life.” Can you imagine for just a moment that a supreme being, such as God, sent his son to save those who have a propensity to sinfulness? The reading goes on to say that Jesus is the light that came into the world. Those who do evil do not like light. They would prefer to be in the dark. Why? So that their evil works would not be exposed.

Think about that for just a moment. If you are committing a sin, big or small, you don’t let everyone know you’re doing it, do you? No, of course not! When we commit a sin, for the most part, we try to hide. We go to places where we cannot be seen or at least hide enough so that the sin will not be seen by other people. John says toward the end of  his Gospel “whoever lives the truth comes into the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.” So when we are doing the work of God and telling the truth we have no reason to hide do we?

The message today I think is that we should be living lives that are always lived in the light. We should be trying our best never to have to hide our actions from anyone. In other words, we should all strive to live in the light of Christ! There are still three weeks until Easter. Wouldn’t it be great if we could all wake up on Easter morning knowing we have tried our best to live in the light of Christ and never go back to darkness again?

Peace and All Good!

Deacon Jim