Who will carry the light if we do not? (Call to worship for Jan 14th)
The call to worship from January 14th. (We passed a candle around the sanctuary while we said these words.)
In the beginning, the universe was dark and cold. And the Spirit hovered and brooded and whispered: “Let there be life!” In the beginning God said: “Let there be light!” In the beginning the Word was spoken and light and life came into being! In the beginning God looked at all that had been made and saw that it was very good. In the beginning… In the beginning…
In the beginning…
After the beginning, God handed the light to human beings.
And they handed the light on to their children.
And their children handed the light on to their children, who handed it on to their children, who handed it on to their children.
And to their children.
The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it… And some took the light into desert places. And some took the light into city places. And some to the east. And some to the west. And some to the north and the south. The light waits.
Who will keep the light burning in our day? Who will take the light into the world?
Who will carry the light if we do not? Whom, then, shall the Lord send?
Here we are. Send us.