In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being through him was life, and the life was the Light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
… And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-5, 14).
It is mind blowing when you really think about it. God took on our form and came to dwell among us. According to John, he came to not only take up residence among us, but also within us (15:4). When we become the light in someone’s darkness, it is evident Christ dwells within us. When we reflect the love of God (15:10-11), we become a reflection of the Christ who not only took on our form but who resides in us.
Over these past couple of months as my family and I have found ourselves consumed with lung cancer, a time of darkness in our lives, we have certainly experienced the light of Christ through you. You have no idea what your gifts, cards, timely texts, phone calls and emails have meant to all of us. You have continually reminded me of the Light of Christ that cannot be overcome by the dark times of life. You have been the incarnate presence of Christ to me through all of this. Your care, compassion and words of encouragement and hope have sustained me. It is obvious to me who resides in you and in whom you reside.
Thank you for your compassion and your concern, thank you for being the presence of Christ to my family and to me. I am confident as you have done this for us, you are doing this for others as well. Thank you for your compassionate and faithful witness to the Light of the World.
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Rev. Doug Lewis
3 Stower Ln., Unit 5
Norwalk OH 44857
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9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Closed Fridays in July & August)
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