Despite the misery of the weather this is my favourite time to be church… Hanging out with the majority of people who don’t go to church.
I love bringing life giving affirming words to people and this morning is no different. We hope to remind people about Jesus being light in darkness.
But there’s a problem. The theme I want to communicate, I have to admit to the team, that I’m not too sure where the actual verse is from!
One of my team Rosemary says a cheeky prayer asking to be guided to the right verse, opens up her bible and looks down. The very first verse she reads, much to her surprise is John 12.46:
So we head off armed with a load of gospels of John and some lights and torches that we write some verses on.
We meet many people between us. One guy called Billy declares ‘This sounds fascinating, I shall read this book later!’ One man asked for prayer for healing. A lady on a quick fag break asks whether she can put a light in her staff room with a gospel and encourages us in what we’re doing.
It really is such a privilege to meet people and share good news, that Jesus meets us in our darkness and brings light.