Somewhere, from someone, sometime, you heard the story of light.
Somewhere might have been home, or church, or a concert, or walking with a friend.
Someone may have been single or plural; family, friend or stranger; teacher or preacher.
Sometime might have been years, a week, an hour, a moment. Decades or days ago.
If you belong to a church, live by the Christian faith, seek to follow Jesus, somewhere, from someone, sometime, you heard the story of light that set you on the way.
Having heard, you continue to listen, as Sunday by Sunday we rehearse the story, praising God for each new day, reminding ourselves of the call to follow Jesus, seeking the guidance and power of God’s Holy Spirit.
And listening, we hear God wants the story to be told. We hear God’s Spirit at work in the world calling us to join in. We recognise our responsibility and seek to respond.
‘The Story of Light’ is a response by the Methodists of West Yorkshire to God’s invitation to join in. You’re going to hear more over the next year, and hopefully be part of it.
Sometime. We’ve set a time, a season, to help each other focus on sharing the story. A season for our churches to shine.
Someone. That would be you. As someone played their part in your hearing, so you, and each of us, can play our part. We’re not all preachers, but we can all be witnesses.
Somewhere. We hope both churches and public places will be venues, as we polish our regular activities making them shine, and do special things.
But the most important somewheres are the quiet places of honest sharing, where questions are asked and the story gently told.