Aldersgate United Methodist Church

5767 Sellger Drive

Norfolk, Virginia 23502

(757) 466-8999

Pastor Lee's Corner

     The Light Switch of Grace
(Jeremiah 31:3) I have loved you with an
everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.

It’s crazy! God says he has been seeking us, even drawing us to himself before we ever bothered to know him. Did you know it is only by God’s grace that you ever recognized your need for him? God was pursuing you, clueing you, and wooing you into a right relationship with him. You saw the light because God has been flipping the switch on and off to draw your attention. Each of us make up our own minds whether to respond to God’s invitation to relationship, but it’s by his grace and love that we become aware of our sin and our need for a Savior.

And the Lord invites us to be his light switch to turn on the light for others as well. I believe we will be very surprised how often God has used us to draw others to himself. Imagine that. Can you see yourself being the light of the world? Every follower of Jesus is qualified because we have the light of Christ in us. So, why not cooperate with God. Watch what happens when you step out in faith and let your light shine before those who are walking in
darkness. What joy it is when you get to see someone
receive that light for themselves. Offer yourself to God as a light switch of grace. It’s truly amazing!

—Pastor Lee