Shine Like Stars - New Theme
What does it mean to reflect the light of God?
As 2024 rolls around it’s time to take to the skies and shine like stars! This month we ask: what does it mean to reflect the light of God in the lives around about us? We begin by taking time to sit in the transforming quiet with God. What do we see when we find a place to sit in wonder and lift our eyes to the Lord?
In that divine space we will consider how we are tuning in to what God is telling as at the start of this new year. We will think about what it means to be the eager questioning children that Jesus welcomes to come to him. Then, after looking up to God and down into our hearts we will look out and reflect on our role as stars in the glittering constellations of God’s love shining for the world to see.
Starting on Hogmanay, week one has us doing a deep dive on Psalm 27, an ancient poem of longing, faith and hope. In the second week we turn to Paul’s timeless invitation to shine like stars in Philippians 2: 14-18, and look up to the source of our light. In week three we move from looking to listening, as we reflect on tuning in to what God is telling us at the start of this year. In the fourth week we take some time simply to be, to rediscover a childlike wonder in our relationship with God and in the final week our gaze is turned outwards as we emerge, renewed to shine in our generation.
God’s love shining for the world to see.
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