The season of Epiphany (God’s revealing in Jesus) helps the church understand why we need to be the church to the world. The church of Jesus Christ is to be the light that reveals the Christ to the world through our actions. God is calling us to a ministry of hospitality for all who are seeking (as Pastor Kris reminds us through his benediction) a God who love us so much, a Christ who saves us, and a Holy Spirit that holds us close to the heart of God. We are to remind the world that not only does Jesus say I am the light of the world, but that you (we) are the light of the world. Through whom we are and through whom God calls us to be, we are the light so that others might see the world through God’s love. (The world really needs this.) Receive the Holy Spirit that holds us close to the heart of God.
God’s blessings throughout this new year.