And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Today's cultural and political wars, the marginalization of the Church, and the rejection of godly, Christian values have unveiled the true spiritual battle we face. We don't know when the Last day will come - only God knows - but the book of Daniel and Revelation reveal to us that the world will experience a very dark time prior to Christ's return.
Yet, amid the darkness, great hope shines, for God is busy at work building HIs Kingdom as the "wise" and "righteous" continue to turn many hearts to trust in Jesus. John reminds us that the darkness cannot overcome the light of Christ, and those who receive Him and believe in HIs name shall become children of God (John 1:5 &12).
Our theme this year at LeadaChild is "Children of the Light" from 1 Thessalonians 5:5. We rejoice that those who lead and teach at the schools and after school programs we support are turning the hearts of the children toward our bright and glorious Lord who offers them faith, hope, and eternal life... they are joining us in the night sky and shining brightly as we all await the day of Christ's return!