Light in the Midst of Darkness

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Light in the Midst of DarknessThis life we live can have ups and downs. During those dark times, there is always hope. God is always there for us whether we feel it or not.

One day the apostle Paul found himself in a very dark place.  He was in chains, imprisoned for sharing the truth of Jesus, and yet, he sang hymns of praise.  In a very dark place, there was still hope.  There was still the light of Christ.

One day a couple took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns.  As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide turned off all the lights to dramatize how completely dark and silent it is below the earth’s surface.  The little girl, suddenly enveloped in utter darkness, was frightened and began to cry.  Immediately, however, she heard the voice of her brother: “Don’t cry.  Somebody here knows how to turn on the lights.”

Light in the Midst of Darkness

In a real sense, that is the message that the people of God share with this world.  Light is available, even when the darkness seems overwhelming.

In the Bible, we find a man named Job who experienced his full share of darkness.  He lost a lot and yet, in Job 13:15 we have recorded these words of Job – “Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him.”  For Job, there was light in the midst of darkness. There was hope in the midst of despair. There was life in the midst of death because his God was not dead, but surely alive.  In Job 19:25, Job says, “I know that my Redeemer lives.”

At Hope Church, we want to show everyone God’s grace. By supporting and encouraging others; where you’re accepted as you are and equipped to make an impact in your world. We’d love to invite you in for a visit, see what service times work best for you and your family.

Hope Christian Preschool

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i61 Ministries

i61 is a community of young adults committed to loving Jesus, people and the city of Rochester.

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In the midst of our joys and struggles, we do not have to walk alone. No matter what you are facing, we want to give you opportunities to find freedom and hope.