Shine as Light

I wanted to take a few moments to recognize all the good that we, the Kandiyohi Church of Christ, have been doing. Though we may be “small” in number, we are unquestionably mighty in power.

On June 11th we participated in Kandi is Dandy Days. What a great way to connect with the community! Not only did we organize the morning games, we rode the streets in our awesome float, all the while promoting…

…our VBS! The following Saturday (6/18) we welcomed kids of all ages to learn about the Fruit of the Spirit, based on Galatians 5:22-23. Led by Jodi Elliot, our congregation taught, sang, played, and ate with eager students from within – and without – our church walls. We received some excellent feedback on this. Never underestimate the power you have as a soldier in Christ’s army!

From 6/26-7/2 I was privileged enough to spend a week at Flaming Pine Youth Camp (along with Eliza). Trust me when I tell you that the presence of our church was felt there. Simply telling people that I served at the Kandiyohi Church of Christ brought a smile to their faces. It seems like we represent our church – and the Lord – quite well when we attend these sessions.

Regardless of congregation size or demographics, we have a commitment. And that commitment is to shine as light wherever we are. It’s a dark world. We have an incredible opportunity to shine through in our community – not just in Kandiyohi, but in the city where you live or work. In Matthew 5:14-16, Christ offers some simple, yet vital words of wisdom:

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Amen! Don’t ever let the size of a congregation fool you. Whether you belong to a church of 1,500 or are part of a group of 15, you are one. Remember that, and remember the power you have as one person. The light that you shine is no different than that of any other Christian.

Be sure to shine it brightly!

In His Name,


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