The Shepherd’s Vigil 12/04/2019

A Weekly Message from Rev. Rafe Vigil, Senior Pastor


It is time to get ready for Christmas but that is not always a fun thing. For some people the holidays are actually a very dark time. If you have lost a loved one you know what I am talking about. We miss those dear to us who have passed in a very deep way during the holidays.

Depression is heightened during this season. When everything around you is joy and lights and songs it only accentuates the loneliness. However there is a light in the darkness. You don’t light a candle in a well lite room. It is lost or a mere decoration. But if you light a candle in a dark room it overwhelms the darkness. Light always wins. Jesus is the light of the world.

We all go through dark times. Even those we think have it all together or the wealthy and famous walk through dark times. We hear lots of “Christian songs” of praise, joy and strength. However there are many songs of light in the darkness like ‘Jesus take the wheel” (Carrie Underwood) and “God Is” (Kanye West). That are obviously from a place of finding light in the darkness.

Are you in a dark place? Lonely place? Sad place? There is a light. Worship is when we all look for the light together and God delivers.
See you Sunday,
Pastor Rafe