Sunday, June 26, 2016
Christ Lutheran Church – Manchester, PA
This past week our congregation held VBS for the children in our congregation and in the community. We’ve helped children to see how we need to put God first in our lives. Our theme Cave Quest – Jesus is the light of the world – showed how Jesus gives us hope, courage, direction, his love, and his power. We’ve talked about looking for God sightings and how these signs of God’s grace are all around us every day; we just need to keep our eyes open and look.
In a life that’s filled with distractions, it’s easy to overlook the God sightings in our lives. It’s easy to get distracted. We get distracted with work, and projects, sporting events, and all kinds of other things. But Jesus didn’t get distracted. He kept focused on the mission God had for him. His face was always set toward Jerusalem – toward the cross – where he would give his life for us.
We need to keep our eyes focused on the mission God has for us as well. And we do that by keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus. No matter what noise is going on behind us, no matter what scary things try and make us afraid, no matter how dark it gets – we need to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus because he is the light of the world.
So let’s watch the VBS slideshow from this week and see how the children kept their eyes on Jesus and learned to follow him…..
This week, I want you to watch out for God sightings in your life. Keep your eyes open and see the grace that is all around you. And be God sightings for each other. Amen.