Arise, Shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
What more can I say than this verse has already said about our worship at St Andrews this morning! From the opening words of Mary Jane to the final blessing by Micah this service was truly a gift from God delivered to us through the elders who participated. How these folks let their light shine this morning, the lamp was indeed upon the lamp post, lighting the way for all in attendance. The words, the music, the prayers and the power of the Holy Spirit filled our midst to overflowing.
How good and how pleasant it is for God’s people to come together in unity: “Arise and Shine” as Heather shared, were not only words of her Mother but words of our God, we are to Arise and Shine, bringing forth the Glory of our Lord God to ALL people. In Judy’s words, she remarked how easy it is to be kind some of the time and how difficult it is to smile and be kind to our or earthly brothers and sisters all of the time. May this be as a challenge to each of us, to strive to become more “God like” all the time keeping in mind as Ray shared, we are all called to serve not to be served. We are an unfinished work!
I commend the Kirk Session for their leadership this morning and I encourage similar services in the future.