· Ministry to Men

Living in the light

By Bishop Gary Mueller

The light shines in the darkness. But the darkness has not overcome the light. John 1:5 (NIRV)

You know what it’s like to become overwhelmed by darkness because a pandemic has turned life upside down. You also know darkness when you are deeply hurt or someone you love dies.

Sadly, you also know that you live in a world enveloped in a more insidious darkness that is the result of humanity living in ways which are fundamentally opposed to God’s will.

But here’s the Good News:

You don’t have to live in fear of this darkness––whether it’s personal or part of the human condition.

That’s because Jesus, the light of the world, has come smack dab into the middle of the worst possible darkness to light it up. And nothing is ever going to dim his light that illuminates everything in a brand new way.

There’s something you need to know about Jesus’ light. It does not just brighten what’s around you, it lights you up from the inside-out. No wonder Jesus wants you to keep it shining in your life.

But how?

By living with light in all the things you do every single day––changing diapers, mowing the lawn, helping those in need, cooking dinner, dealing with office politics, and spending time with your family.

Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise since Jesus’ light transforms real life as well as gives eternal life. But because it does, a miracle will occur––you will glow brighter and brighter and brighter.

Bishop Gary Mueller, vice president

General Commission on UM Men


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