We had a basic florescent light over our office desk. It had been buzzing, flickering, and generally irritating for some time, and it was getting worse. Finally, that project worked its way up the priority list, and off we went to the hardware store to pick out a new light.
Having new light is incredible. Now our space has an inviting soft glow about it. The crazy thing about new light: there are side effects or unexpected results. Things that I never knew were there in the dim flickering light have now been illuminated. I never noticed how dirty and scuffed up the hall walls are, how badly they need to be repainted, or how many nail holes there are where pictures from the previous owner used to hang.
Maybe we never knew the details, but somewhere along the line we stopped noticing. Maybe we do notice and the details just become part of the background. We become conditioned to dents and scratches and dirt, it’s just the way things are.
There is a world around us filled with people who do not acknowledge God as their creator and do not know that Jesus has paid the price for their salvation. How often do we think about them? How often do we pray?
Isaiah 9:1, reads, “The time of darkness and despair will not go on forever.” When Jesus came to the world, He drove away the darkness (Matthew 4:14). Ethnos360 is equipping missionaries to carry the light of Jesus into the world to light the dark places.
Benjamin and Missy Hatton have learned the language and culture of the Amdu people in PNG. Pray for Benjamin as he works preparing Bible lessons that will illuminate the hearts and minds with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Tim and Andrea Ullum in the Asia Pacific region are working to record Bible lessons that can be played back on solar powered recorders or cell phones. Pray as they work to disciple and train leaders.
I want to invite you to partner with Danielle and I as we work together to shine the light of the gospel of Jesus to the forgotten, dimly lit corners of the world. – Tom