ServeLouisville exists to help churches plant missional living people in neighborhoods where hopelessness abounds—to be lights in the darkness. The presence of light brings hope in the dark.
When hope fades, feelings of futility and despair set in. Victory is nowhere on the horizon. But there is a bright side. Times of deep hopelessness and despair often brings a greater recognition of the need for light. We intuitively sense that there must be more to life and are drawn to the light.
Enter the good news of Jesus, the Light of the World. In the presence of the Light of the world , hope returns. Just ask the woman at the well. Talk to the bridegroom at the wedding when the wine ran out. Check with the thief on the cross. Chat with Zacchaeus. Have coffee with Lazarus’ sisters. They will all tell you when the Light of the World shows up, hope is restored.
As Christians, we are carriers of light. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men that they will see your good deeds and glorify the Father in heaven.” In his book, Scattered Servants, Alan Scott says, “The dream of God over your life is that you come alive in His presence and bring light to every environment, spilling contagious hope into hurting humanity.”
It is my prayer that we all will be awakened to the dream of God and partner together in ways that renew and birth hope in the heart of our city.
Let’s Light up Louisville with hope!