"I Am Writing to You"

1 John 2: 12-17

“I am writing to you  little children…I am writing to you, fathers…I am writing to you, young men.”

John is writing to the early church.  He is writing to a group of people who are Christians, learning about their faith.  It seems that he is putting the early Christians into three categories:  children of God, youthful in their outlooks, and having the responsibility of fathers of families.  This was meant to be a note of endearment showing how well John knew his audience.

During the Holy Week services, the image of Jesus on the cross was projected at the beginning of the service.  We never adjusted it, however, as the sanctuary lights were dimmed, the image appeared sharper until the image filled the room.  This is a reminder that Jesus is always there, we just have to adjust our sight to see him.

Holy God, open our eye so we may see you more clearly, love you more dearly and follow you more nearly.  Amen