Light and Life to all He Brings

December 23rd, 2021 Posted by News No Comment yet

Last year I wrote, “Well what a year!” We could say the same about 2021. Trouble seems to be everywhere and there is a melee of competing voices and agendas.

I’ve seen the confusion and fear that a lack of truth brings to the lives of many rural villagers in Southern Africa and beyond. Whilst dealing with difficult situations most days, the confusion and darkness of the world around seeps in and makes things even worse.

In a world that seems so complicated, where do we anchor ourselves?

On the first Christmas, the simple truth and light of Jesus came into the world. With the newness of a new year, we can embrace the life of Jesus and live fully in this world and forever. Light and truth spread, and the world can be a better and brighter place for everyone. We have seen this time and time again in the people that Dignity finds itself working with.

People ask why we speak of faith in Jesus alongside the need to be working together and for one other in our communities. The reason is this: no other message or voice allows people to live a new life, a simple life and a life for the sake of others. That’s what Jesus meant when he said;

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”; and, “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Luke 10:27 – NIV Bible

This message has led many in difficult situations to be the light where they live, work and survive every day. Whatever is going on in the world, these people become the light to those around them.

Jesus brings clarity, simplicity and love in the heart of a world that is dark and at times has a lot of hate. Watch out for our 30-Minute Monday posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the coming weeks. They will tell the stories of people like Hussein in Malawi and Kennedy in Kenya who are putting the words of Jesus into practice. They are loving God, their neighbour, their village and their community as themselves. You can stand with them in prayer.

If you want an anchor in this world, it would be hard to find one better than Jesus.

Jon Paul Witt

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