For the last half of 2014 the overriding them at Central Church of Christ was #contagiouschurch. The idea is that we are to be contagious in our attitude. Contagious in our praise. That we are to be contagious to the world, infecting the world around us with Christ and Christianity.
This year we are refocusing the idea of being contagious with the concept of being a light in our community – #bealight. As we look at the lives of men and women in scripture and the impact they had on those around them, our challenge is to ask ourselves, “will my light be seen in 2015?”
God saw the light Job displayed, “And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” . . . “And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” (Job 1:8; 2:3).
Job’s friends saw light in Job, even as they were accusing him of some unknown sin, “Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands. Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have made firm the feeble knees.” (Job 4:3-4)
Jesus tells His followers, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Mat 5:14-16)
How will you and I be a light for Christ?