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"That the generation to come might know Him..." Psalm 78:6

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Be the Light

September 26, 2014
By Rev. Rick Calloway

“I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will take you by the hand and guard you, and I will give you to my people, Israel, as a symbol of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide the nations.” Isaiah 42:6

We live in what could be described at times as a very dark world. We need look no further than the local news to see the tragedy and heartache that surrounds us. Our world desperately needs to see the hope of Christ lived out in front of them.

In Isaiah 42:6, God reminds us that He has called us as believers to “demonstrate His righteousness.” God is telling us that if we will do this then we truly can provide light to a dark world and to people who have lost hope. How can we practically speaking “be the light” to a dark world?

  1. Be a Lighthouse to Those in Trouble- The purpose of a lighthouse has always been to help bring home ships that are weary, in distress, and in search of rest. God has called us believers to do the same. Isaiah 58:10 reminds us to: “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”
  2. Be a Vessel of Hope- Our world needs to see and experience what real hope looks like. We must begin to pray that our hearts would be flooded with hope as Ephesians 1:18 describes so that we might share this hope with the world. “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.”
  3. Be a Voice- We need to be obedient to telling people about the difference that Jesus makes in our lives. John 1:7 commands us: “to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.”

It has always been my heart’s desire that we as a school would always be these three things to our students, our families, and our community. We have also prayed that our students would one day leave here to “be a light to guide the nations.”

I believe and I am trusting God that they may one day “turn this world upside down for Christ.” This truly is the heartbeat of Metrolina.

Would you continue to pray for us and support us as we endeavor to “demonstrate His righteousness?”