Tuesday, December 2, 2014

You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14

Animated purple Christmas tree
About 500 years ago, the great theologian Martin Luther was walking through the woods thinking and praying. As he looked at the trees in the forest he noticed the backdrop of the beautiful stars behind them. He thought to himself, “Wouldn’t it be incredible if we could replicate that same effect?” So he took candles and put candles in these trees to make it look like the stars shining through the branches.
So Martin Luther is credited as being the first one to put lights in a tree. And also, because he wanted his kids to see this beautiful thing, he was the first one that actually brought the Christmas tree from the outside to the inside.
Last Sunday some members of their C3 small groups stuck around after the 10am service to put up Christmas decorations throughout our building. As families were decorating the four trees we set up throughout our building I got to thinking , just as Martin Luther wanted to show his children the beauty of the lights on the tree, our Heavenly Father wants to show his children the beauty and power of His light shining through them. Thank you to ALL who participated in the decorating party.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,

Following The Star
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C3 Colby work days This Friday & Saturday.
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