Our lives are filled with things that dim our hope, that make the darkness seem greater than the light. We need to acknowledge those things in our lives and in the world that are dark and make us blue, and renew our trust in our great hope, Jesus Christ, our once and coming King!
Who is in charge? Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love says, "I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, 'There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who's in charge?'" This week we celebrate the One who is in charge - Jesus Christ. ("...and he shall reign forever and ever." Luke 1:33, Rev. 11:15)
Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. This leads to the somewhat obvious follow-up question, “Who is my neighbor?”