On the Hill Living

A reminder the movie Courageous begins today. Click HERE for a trailer of the movie and a screen to plug-in your zip code to locate a theater near you.

I am offering you a selection from Guidepost this morning:

“One day in late summer, my 16-year-old son, John, and I were hiking in the rugged Green Mountains that surround our home here in Vermont. Although the forecast had been for good weather, the sky became cloudy soon after we started. The temperature dropped and rain began to fall, leaving us cold and wet. In the late afternoon, we finally reached the cabin where we had planned to spend the night. The rain had stopped, so John set off to catch some fish at a nearby pond while I stayed behind to build a fire.

An hour later, I woke from a doze to find it was pitch dark and John hadn’t come back. When he didn’t answer my repeated calls from the cabin’s porch, I panicked. He’s and experienced hiker, I told myself. He couldn’t be lost! Stepping back inside, I lighted candles, then rummaged for a flashlight so that I could go out and search for my lost son.

Before I could head out, though, I heard footsteps on the porch and John burst into the cabin. He had lost his way in the dark and hadn’t known what to do–until he saw the light of the flickering candles.

I learned something important that day. We’re never too old or experienced to get lost in a world that seems to get darker every day. But we can help one another by keeping our own light shining:a word of encouragement or praise, a sharing of Scripture, a promise to pray, a story of how God has helped. No matter how small, it can lead someone home . . . to the welcoming arms of God.

*Thank You, Lord, for those who have lit candles for me in my dark times. Today I want to have my candles ready for someone who needs them. –John Bramblett”

Matthew 5:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
via Matthew 5:14 NASB – You are the light of the world A city – Bible Gateway.

No dump dwelling for us today!  We live on the HILL!

Matthew 5:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
via Matthew 5:16 NASB – Let your light shine before men in such – Bible Gateway.

Click HERE to light a candle of prayer for these who need us.

Braving the Dark with The LIGHT — together,