Jesus brings us God’s Word. But that Word is never given that we might remain complacent. That Word is not spoken so that we might sit still. Jesus sends a Word that is meant to be spoken, proclaimed, and shared. The Word of God comes to us as a star in the morning sky, lighting the way not just for the churches, but for all the nations.

And yet, a morning star can seem so distant.

A morning star is far away. It is often obscured by clouds; it regularly disappears before our first alarm sounds. In a season where we need God’s light to fill up the world, we are given a transitory shimmer on the horizon of the morning sky.

It is up to us, then, to make sure this star is seen. It is our call to point the way so that all might notice. In a season where so much of our world seems shrouded in darkness, that distant morning star is the hope we need. Let us take notice, then boldly show the way.

God, in a season where we need your light more than ever, help us to proclaim your healing Word to our communities. A new dawn is breaking over this world, let us go forth and proclaim your good news. Amen.

Ryan Panzer, LCM Alumni ’11

“It is I, Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

-Revelation 22:16