Words from the Heart for Tuesday December 15th, 2020

If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:6-7 (NIV)

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Fellowship

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada was formed when a group of 100 pastors met in Toronto in 1964. The main goal from that inauspicious beginning 56 years ago was to promote understanding and fellowship among churches. Founder Harry Faught recalled, “We were viewed cautiously among the old line churches. My own denomination thought that to be involved in something outside of ourselves had to have some compromise. They got over this later on.” Within three years the Fellowship had become a national movement.

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I don’t like walking in the dark. It’s dangerous. Whoever decided to add a flashlight app to a cell phone deserves a medal. I’ve used it so often at night, particularly when I’m walking in unfamiliar territory. I don’t know anyone who enjoys walking in darkness. Not, at least, physical darkness. But the Bible says there are many who are walking in spiritual darkness, and that it is even more dangerous than physical darkness. 1 John 1:6-7 puts it this way: “If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” Jesus is the Light of the world, and those of us who are His followers are called to walk in the Light – to live our lives totally separated from all that is part of the darkness. Let’s choose today to walk in the Light that is Jesus, and as we do, we will be joined by all others who are also walking in the Light. What an encouragement.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley