America’s first lighthouse, Boston Light, celebrated its 300th anniversary in September of 2016. Sally Snowman (her real name) is the keeper of the lighthouse. The original tower was built in 1716; it was blown up by the British in 1776. Sally is the 70th keeper of the lighthouse. While the roles have changed with automation, Sally takes her role seriously. She gives tours, maintains the grounds, and manages 90 volunteers.
I invite you to consider your role in the Body of Christ this month. Are you a keeper of the light of Christ? Do your thoughts, words, and deeds send out light and encouragement? Are you sharing the light of Christ with others or hiding it under a bushel?
At Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church we are committed to shine the light of Christ – here in our neighborhood, in the city, in our nation, and around the world. This is more than just a “cute slogan;” it is our mission. We are not a church that focuses inwardly, simply concerned with ourselves, but outwardly – committed to loving God and neighbor. We are a community of faith that is committed to bringing heaven to earth and walking outside our walls with candles of hope, to bring healing and hope to as many people as we can.
I am praying for you and your family as you consider how you want to share Christ’s light. When you support the ministry of the church with your prayers, presence, financial gifts, service, and witness, you are brightening the world with the love of Christ.
Rejoicing in the Light of Christ,