WPC Warm Up, January 16, 2017
New dawn usually means the start of something. Today there are "New Dawn" churches, a "New Dawn" website for creative ideas, "New Dawn" treatment centers, even a "New Dawn" online game! Continuing WPC's theme of New Beginnings, this week we will consider what a New Dawn means versus living in darkness.
Plato imagined what it would be like to live deep inside of a cave with only artificial light. He thought that coming into the sun would bring true wisdom. The Bible uses images of dark and light to draw the contrast between our human views and God's views. Handel set part of this week's scripture passages to music in "The People Who Walked in Darkness," a beautiful bass aria. It tells of the contrast of walking in darkness and seeing a great light. You might want to take a few minutes and listen to a YouTube version.
Rev. Daryl Fisher-Ogden