God Shines Thru at St Johns Fl Family churchThere is a story about a little girl who was on her way home from worship one Sunday morning. She turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, something the pastor said this morning confused me.” “Really,” replied mom, “what confused you?

The girl answered, “Well, the pastor said that God is bigger than us. Is that true?” Yes,” replied the mom. “He also said that God lives within us. Is that true?” “Yes,” answered mom. “Well,” said the little girl, “If God is bigger than us and God lives in us, wouldn’t he show through?”

Yes! I hope that God shows through your life and mine. I hope that the joy, love and peace we have received shine right through us. May we continually find ways to let these gifts show forth through our words and our actions.

Let us pray: Maker of Days, Creator of all life, in you we live and move and have our being. When our hearts are open, your enormous love and amazing grace fill us to overflowing. Today we hand you our burdens, we hand you our worries, our anxiety. We offer you again the dead places in our lives. Help us to let go and make room again for your healing Spirit. May your light would shine within us and through us. Amen.