Happy New Year! And, soon, Happy Epiphany! Epiphany concludes the twelve days of Christmas and recalls the visit of the Magi to Jesus, when the light guided them to God’s incarnation.
As we approach Epiphany at the beginning of this new year, we – as a church community – also follow God’s light and look for signs of incarnation all around us. And this year, 2018, is full of opportunities to also be light and incarnations of love in our world. In a few weeks, four church members will travel to Haiti on our behalf to conduct a site visit for a solar panel system at a high school to be installed later this year through Solar Under the Sun. The MLK Day of Service, in partnership with Tarrant Churches Together, is fast approaching as we witness across racial and denominational divisions in our community and serve together. Our participation with Room in the Inn, Community Crossroads ministries, Kids Hope, and Habitat for Humanity all continue in 2018 because of your faithfulness and generosity.
I give thanks to God for the numerous ways that you live out your discipleship and let your light shine through so many acts of service and compassion. To the glory of God (Matthew 5.16)!