The Nativity of St John the Baptist 

“Behold I will make you a light to the nations.”

Isaiah 49:1-6

God has been preparing us from the moment of our conception to be ‘a light unto the nations’. Who is our nation? And how is God asking us to provide light? We all have a unique personality, set of skills,qualities and experiences that make us eminently suitable for our life’s calling. Perhaps we can even see the events from the past that have shaped us to bring us closer to God-who is God asking us to share these with? Are our lives a light to others? If not, how is God asking us to change this? Maybe for now it is simply accepting that our latest challenging time is part of God’s plan to help us shine brighter and stronger with his love in the future.