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COME WORSHIP WITH THOSE WHO LOVE YOU ! Church Fellowship is Sunday at 10:30 AM We are all about Jesus ! 7:00 PM Wednesday Comtemporary Worship Todays Thought:
I'm quite sure thatthere are not too many of us, as a child, that haven't enjoyed sparklers on the 4th of July. How could you not enjoy holding onto that twinkling, glittering stick of wonder? But lighting and enjoying that sparkler may have come with some responsibilities... "Don't run with it." "Don't leave the burnt wire laying in the yard." "Don't stick it in anyones face." I started thinking about how the sin of this world could be compared to the "don'ts" of a sparkler. Doesn't the devil and this world sometimes appear to be a glittering wonder? Sin wants us to focus on the sparkles and twinkles which can cause us to run with it. To leave Jesus standing in the darkness of the night. There is also the pain that sin can create...spiritual, emotional and physical pain...kind of like stepping on a sparkler wire with barefeet. That same sin, quite often, is what makes us stick that sparkler in the faces of others, pointing out their wrong doings and flaws. Something that we forget, is that you shouldn't judge someone because they sin differently than you do. This 4th of July we can also look at that sparkler and have it remind us of Jesus and who we are in and through Him. In the darkness of this world, He stands glittering, twinkling, sparkling. Someone who brings joy, laughter and light. Perhaps this 4th, you can let others see Jesus in you...be a sparkler. 1 John 1:7 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. May you be blessed this July 4th.