Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday: Walking as a Child of the Light

We are a church in transition.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be facing pastors we perhaps don’t know, we have never met, we’ve likely never seen.

It is unsettling.

Yesterday the words “transformation” and “transfiguration” appeared consistently throughout the message during worship. Both held great meaning for our times as things around us change and morph into something new, a new normal.

One of the hymns spoke to me. It too was new to me, something I’d never heard.

As I listened to the music and the words, I realized that if we walk as children of the light, our path will be illuminated by the one and only God and His Son, Jesus.

Why should we worry? Why should we fear?

12-13 God said to Moses, “Climb higher up the mountain and wait there for me; I’ll give you tablets of stone, the teachings and commandments that I’ve written to instruct them.” So Moses got up, accompanied by Joshua his aide. And Moses climbed up the mountain of God.

14 He told the elders of Israel, “Wait for us here until we return to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; if there are any problems, go to them.”

15-17 Then Moses climbed the mountain. The Cloud covered the mountain. The Glory of God settled over Mount Sinai. The Cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day he called out of the Cloud to Moses. In the view of the Israelites below, the Glory of God looked like a raging fire at the top of the mountain.

18 Moses entered the middle of the Cloud and climbed the mountain. Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

~Exodus 24:12-18

REFLECTION: Are you facing change? At home, at work, at school? Perhaps in your church? How are you handling the transition to a new normal? 

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4 thoughts on “Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday: Walking as a Child of the Light

  1. We sing this quite frequently in our church. It’s one of our pastor’s favorites. “In Him there is no darkness at all, the night and the day are both alike.” I love these lines because we fear the dark and crave the light, yet there is no need for fear or anxiety because God is with us constantly. Night or day, that doesn’t change. It’s only our fears of what we cannot see that keep us awake at night. He knows what’s coming, so rest easy. He’ll lead your church through the transition as He shines a light on the heart of your congregation. God will bless you all as you find your new normal. 🙂

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    • We enjoy strong and excellent leadership among our flock, and the Presbytery (we’re Presbyterians) provides an even higher level of guidance through the process. What makes everything topsy turvy is our head pastor gave us very short notice, and we were already in the process of seeking an associate pastor to work with family and youth. In the meantime, prior to calling a head pastor, we have to call an interim. See what I mean? So keep those prayers coming, Sister!

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  2. Oh, thank you so much for sharing that this is sung frequently in your church and that it’s a favorite of your pastor. I appreciate your sharing the lines you love so much and why. And God will lead us. I have been through this before but we have younger families with small children who haven’t. We, the older ones, need to lead them along the way and keep them feeling certain and sure about God’s plans for us.

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