Dear brothers and sisters,
When’s the last time you’ve experienced true darkness? If you live in the city, it's probably been a while. Pitch-black darkness. Impenetrable darkness.
If you hate being in the dark, living in London during WWII would have been a nightmare. The British Air Ministry correctly predicted that Hitler’s Luftwaffe (air forces) would bomb the cities of the United Kingdom by night, so they strategically decided to hide in the dark, literally. The British government issued an edict to have all the lights turned off in London, and eventually everywhere, to hide the cities from aerial view, leaving the Nazi bombers flying around in the darkness, unsure of where to drop bombs. On August 11, 1939, two days before the war started, the whole country went black.
An obvious problem immediately arose: how were people supposed to navigate the city safely? A meticulous and detailed re-painting of everyday objects and landmarks was thus launched, with everything from curbs to clothing. From white bumpers on cars, applied with a quick coat of paint—to steps, curbs, and even lampposts. People adapted to life in darkness. It wasn’t until five years later, in September 1944 that the intensity of the blackout was reduced—after five long years of hopelessly dark nights.
Did the Blackout work? In the end, 41,000 civilians were killed in Britain as opposed the half a million killed in Germany’s lit up cities. Only when the lights came back on, did the hopeless despair of physical and mental darkness begin to dissipate.
From day one, God invades the darkness. Let there be light. Boom. There was light. When God sent his Son into the world, He sent His light to enlighten and illuminate our hearts. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Join us tomorrow as we continue our series in Luke, by studying Luke 8:16-21.
Praying for you,
New Community Groups!
We are excited to announce new community groups!
Kenmore (launched Jan. 25)
Needham (launching Feb. 25)
Dorchester (launching Feb. 26th)
Songs for Sunday If you would like to know what we'll be singing on Sunday, you can find the playlist here.
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Mosaic Teens Game Night
Friday, March 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Mosaic Teens for a night of fun, food, and fellowship, hosted by the Ang family. For directions and questions, please contact Tyler Burns: firstname.lastname@example.org.