My encouragement for you this week is from Sunday morning to realise that "You ARE the light of the world". It isn't something you need to try to be, or hope to be, but because of Christ being in you through being born again it is what you ARE. The question is not are you the light of the world but are you willing to take the bowl off that light and let people "see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven". What Sola preached Sunday night fitted in so well with that - catch it on the podcast as soon as it's uploaded.
I thought I'd highlight a couple of people in our community who are out there being salt and light.
First of all Ben Pocock. Ben has grown up in the church, and for years has had a passion to work in radio. For the past week he's been living out his dream doing Jewel FM every weekday morning from 7-10am. Apparently you can pick it up in Bracknell, on 87.9 FM although it's actually broadcasting from Maidenhead as part of the Maidenhead Carnival. Talking to Ben tonight he was saying that the feedback has been so positive that they are trying to get Jewel FM to continue after the 11th June. The next Chris Moyles is in our midst!
Secondly a newer member of our community, Aham Igobkwe. Aham has just been chosen to be a magistrate in the local area and is about to start three months of training before starting to serve - read all about it in this article in the Bracknell News.
I know that I could have highlighted many people involved in our wider community. School teachers, teaching assistants, doctors, nurses, school governors, people serving on boards of charities, carers, police officers, people working with the homeless, child minders, shop workers and people involved in a host of other ways. As well as all of out there as students, working in offices, meeting neighbours or seeing people at the school gate. Wherever you are take those opportunities to take the bowl off your light this week!
Hope you have a great week,