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Everybody wants to see change - in their families or with their friends, with school or politics or work or what have you.

But the teaching of Scripture is pretty plain: change starts inside each one of us, deep within.

What might God have in store for you now? Where might change begin in your heart?

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And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

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Nowhere have I been more aware of light than when I was working at camp. One particular night, when we had no power due to a storm, I was leading my son back to our cabin in the darkness. Our guide was the pavement under my feet and my knowledge of that path. Even though I walked that path two or three times a day, I still was unsure of where I was going in the darkness. It was not until we saw the emergency lights of the building up ahead that I felt sure of my destination.

One thing the world needs more of is light. Our paths can be unsure when the things that weigh us down, cause us to stumble, or separate us from God lead us to journey in darkness. The darkness is real, and we cannot let it overtake us. Through Christ and through each other, God has given us light. A light that can emanate from our souls and light up the whole world. Let your light shine.

Shannon Kelly

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God, light of the world, be with me when I am traveling in the darkness and help me to rekindle the light you have given. Bless me with seeing other people’s light when I walk in darkness, and draw me toward those who need to see the light, who need to find you. Amen.

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Hey! Good News!

The same God who introduced Christ to the world in Jesus is still at work - in you and all around you - to change the world.

You are part of the change. Claim it. Live it. Love the change that is coming.

Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly’s passion and vocation has been and continues to be focused around ministry to and with children, youth, young adults, and families. She is now a consultant and writer, serving as the Province V youth ministries liaison to the Episcopal Church. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, Thomas Ferguson, their son, and dog.

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