By: Rev. Justin Krupsky, Associate Pastor of Family Life
A few weeks back my friend and I heard that the walleye were running in the St. Clair River, so we decided to take a little 14-foot fishing boat out to have some fun and get some tasty, healthy organic meat. In our anticipation we arrived at the boat launch before sunrise. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem because most boats have running lights. However, our boat did not. We had a problem; we didn’t have light. We had to wait 15 minutes until 5:45 am for the light to pierce the darkness and when it did, we began the great adventure of walleye fishing.
I share this because I was recently blessed to be able to go on a six week sabbatical as a Pastor here at Trinity, and during those six weeks, yes, I did some fishing, but more importantly I was able to read through my Bible, Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21. I don’t know when the last time was when you were able to simply just read and meditate on a verse or a section in the Bible, but what pierced my soul and awakened my heart was the first word that God spoke in Genesis 1:3, “Let there be light.” I love it that Jesus spoke a word about light when He said, “I am the light of the world,” and then again when He said, “You are the light of the world.”
Most of all I love the fact that light overcomes darkness every time. I do not know what this does for your soul, but for me it offers hope, it offers purpose, and offers a vision for who God is calling me to be, for who God is calling us to be at Trinity. I do not know what darkness you are facing in your life, but I do know the Light of the Word is not just with you, He is in you. I also do not know what darkness He is calling you to step into but what I do know is that the Light of the World goes before you and shines through you. What I do know is that the light is shining, it’s always shining, and that it is always fishing time.
As we continue our sermon series, “Guard your Heart,” I want to invite you to come to one of our seven worship services with the hope that God’s light will shine into your heart and give you clarity as to life He is calling you to live.