Yesterday, being a special day, I didn't let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I went to spend time with my church family.
Even so, I'm sure you probably are aware I would have done that. Just as I did!
Like normal, I arrived in time to participate in our adult Sunday school/Bible study class. And, felt truly blessed being there!
Then, we had a wonderful worship service. Like normal, we worshipped in spirit, in truth, and through music!
During part of our worship service, any/all who were in school and graduated from their grade or college/university courses/certificates/degrees, were honoured. Each were given a gift.
Being Father's Day, all dads were called to the front of the sanctuary. They were all given a gift.
A flashlight. :)
Upon receiving their gift, our pastor spoke to them. He encouraged them, to do what he had discussed during his sermon.
All those dads heard that they should be a light of the world... to their families.
For this, I praised God!
Never before, had I ever seen men receive a gift like that. Not, ever!
It was a gift that would remind them to do what God would have them do, every single time they look at that flashlight. Or, use it.
Just as we read, in Matthew 5:14-16, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Just as we read in today's verses, we are to be the light of the world.
Our light can't be blocked from being seen. It can't be hidden.
Men/husbands/dads need to give light to all in their homes. To all their family members.
God wants not just men to do this, but women, too.
We all need to let our light shine before men (meaning mankind), that they may see our good works. And, glorify our Father, in Heaven.
What a blessing it was to see this happen, during our worship service.
For this, I will always be thankful. And, will never forget it.
I must admit, our pastor Tom, is a true blessing. A blessing to his wife, his family... and to his church family!
Until next time...
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