Light. Love. Life.
Light - Jesus has called believers to "let our light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven" so that "you shine as lights in the world" (Matt 5:16, Phil. 2:15).
We live in a world filled with darkness. Before Jesus we were apart of that darkness. "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light" (Eph. 5:8). Our daily call as Christians is to be a willing and active participant in the light. "If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin" (1 John 1:7).
Love - The Bible is full of good and bad examples of love. However, the love of God is perfect, flawless and spotless. Love is displayed in it's truest form upon the cross where Jesus gave his life. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends" (John 15:13). The love of Christ is more than that, for "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8). Scripture makes it clear that we are to love one another (1 Peter 4:8). Jesus shares with his disciples: "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35). As a church and community, love is not merely something we choose to do once in a while. It often means sacrifice & inconvenience. However, the end result concerning the way we love leaves an eternal impact.
Life - Every person who is breathing would say they have life. The sad, yet hopeful reality is that true & eternal life is only found in Jesus. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10). Jesus displayed his love for humanity by dying on a cross. Jesus proved to be the Messiah when God raised Him from the dead. The author of life died to save wretched sinners. Today, we want to be people who recognize that without Jesus we wouldn't have life. We would be spiritually dead. However, we also want to be people who recognize the amazing gift of life that we have received in Christ. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 6:23). As the body of Christ, our desire is to continually live our lives in a way that points others to the life that can be shared through Christ!