Light at Street Level

Posted: August 14, 2011 in books, church, community, evangelism, family

In my city of Sheffield, winter evenings are dark.  As you walk our cold, dark streets, with houses close to the pavement, you can see into people’s homes.  I often wonder what passers-by make of our church gatherings when they look in.  It creates for me a lovely image of mission.  We live in a cold and dark world.  But when people look in through the window, they see a community of joy, love, and friendship – a place of light and warmth and welcome.  This is what the church must be in our dark, cold, loveless world: a place of light at street level.

– Tim Chester, A Meal with Jesus, p. 136-137

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