A Light in the Darkness

This week we pause and take a collective deep breath in the midst of the holiday season to remember those whose lives have been interrupted in the most grievous of ways. We remember the lives of the children and the heroes lost in Connecticut and the lives of those who live on that will never be the same.

Unimaginable grief.

It is as if darkness has blanketed the world.

We pause and pray today.

It is the only thing to do when words are simply inadequate and the darkness so dark.

We know that the faintest of light rises in the darkest of days. Darkness will not overcome the light. 

Today, we bow our heads and beg our faithful and merciful God to send a  flicker of light in unbearable darkness.

If you are joining us for Word Filled Wednesday, we are dedicating this week to the memory of those lives lost in Connecticut. We will resume next week as ususal, but today, we pause and pray. 


Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. I LOVE this graphic! It is sooo beautiful. What a fitting graphic for such a sad time…a reminder that we do have a light…THE LIGHT.

  2. Continuing to pray so much. And praising God for His light in the midst of an increasingly dark world. 

  3. Amen!  We continue to pray for and grieve this horrible tragedy.  Thank you for this beautiful graphic and for this opportunity to pause and pray again.


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