By Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
Let Your Light Shine!
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. (John 3:19)
I love walking through the lighted trees after dark at the local shopping center especially when they are laden with snow. There is just something about the brightness piercing the darkness that brings joy to the soul. How much more should this dark world take hold of the light of Jesus? The One who came to redeem us. To save us. To give us new life!
As you contemplate the mystery of the birth of Jesus with your family, consider praying for those that remain in the darkness. Many working at the Capitol love the darkness rather than the light. Some do not know who Jesus is, others claim to know Him but live a life pursuing the ways of darkness, and still others do know Him but struggle to keep the light aflame in such a dark place.
Each time I step into the Capitol, I pray that I am the bearer of the light of Jesus. But imagine if more of us were there, how much greater the light would be that emanated throughout that building. Would they be able to ignore Him and His ways? Would they be able to continue to scoff at those who believe?
Since August, I have been holding monthly prayer meetings at the Capitol. As I pray with those who come, many from long distances, to beseech the Lord, it is clear to us that this is a spiritual battle. One that will not be won without the Lord’s help. First and foremost, it is about the souls of men. But in the wake of those who pursue ungodly agendas lies the sanctity of the family and so many God-given freedoms.
In January, I will begin weekly prayer meetings at the Capitol. If you want to join with me, please sign up for my weekly prayer updates and consider coming to the Capitol to pray and bring your light. Multiple lights in harmony shine brighter than each alone.
Christmas blessings to you and your family!
- Monday, December 16th: Vaccine & Health Care Choice Summit. 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Capitol in room 112. I will be speaking at this event and would love to have your support! RSVP here.
- Wednesday, January 8th: Stand for Colorado, Freedom vs Force Rally. 11:00 AM on the west steps of the Capitol. This is the first day of the 2020 legislative session. A multitude of topics will be addressed by different speakers. I will be speaking about homeschooling. Each issue will be represented by a different color. Wear something green for homeschooling — it might be a cold day so consider a hat, a scarf, or a ribbon!!
Mark your Calendars
- Thursday, January 30th: CHEC’s Meet Your Legislator Day (registration opens later this month).
- Thursday, April 16th: CHEC’s Homeschool Day at the Capitol.
Trusting in the mighty power and grace of Jesus,
Carolyn Martin, CHEC Legislative Liaison