Out from under your beds!

“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under the bed, but on a lampstand where it gives light to all who are in the house”  Matthew 5v14-15

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over all the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.”  Isaiah 60v1-2

We are called to shine, as individuals and as communities.  If cities and towns have unique callings, then people certainly do!  The world is in deeper darkness than ever: this is our time, people!  Whatever our gifts and roles, we all have a part to play as messengers of hope and living testimonies of transformation.  We are being sent out by Jesus as carriers of His word and His glory – and most of all His love.  Exciting isn’t it?  “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear” I John 4v18. 

I think perhaps the contemporary international prophet Bono puts this better than I can, so over to him.  If you haven’t heard the music… why ever not?!  Get thee to Amazon or i-tunes immediately! 😉

I got to stand up and take a step, you and I’ve been asleep for hours
Got to stand up, the wire is stretched in between the two towers
Stand up in this dizzy world where a lovesick eye can steal the view,
I’m gonna fall down if I can’t stand up – for your love!

Love love love love love

Stand up, this is comedy, the DNA lotto may have left you smart
But can you stand up to beauty, dictator of the heart?
Stand up for hope, faith, love, but while I’m getting over certainty
Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady!
Out from under your beds,
C’mon, you people
Stand up for your love!

Love love love love love

I gotta stand up to ego but my ego’s not really the enemy
It’s like a small child crossing an eight lane highway on a voyage of discovery;
Stand up to rock stars – Napolean is in high heels
Josephine, be careful of small men with big ideas!
Out from under your beds,
C’mon, you people
Stand up for your love!

U2, Stand up Comedy, from the album No Line on the Horizon

Thanks, Bono. Nice one.


About Sally Ann

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