Text Box: Light of the World					by Joe Kirkpatrick
Text Box:  Endure hardness like a good soldier of Jesus Christ /   Let your light so shine among men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. [2 Tim. 2:3; Matt. 5:16.]
			   by C. B. Sehorn
As  soldiers of light in God’s army, we are called to serve and minister in a sometimes dark and cruel world.  God is very much aware of our efforts and that is evident in Isaiah 58:10, “And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs  of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday.”
This year, 2004, marks the 10th anniversary of the Soldiers of Light ministry of the Christian Church of God.  In that ten years, many have served at the Veterans Hospital Chapel, helping wheelchair patients, serving refreshments, playing piano, and performing special music.  Others have supported the Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center with donations of money,  clothing, and  supplies for infants.  There have been those visiting nursing homes and serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army.  Many in our congregation have contributed  in ways known only to God. 
In future editions, we will highlight those who “stand in the gap” in serving God and mankind. We shall also present additional opportunities to serve on an individual basis or as part of a team. There are also many organizations in our community that provide certain needs and deserve our support.  A good example is the High Plains Food  Bank.    
All these collective efforts fulfill Matthew 25:40 where Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.“     
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                  Recently I read an interesting biography of Albert Einstein, written by Elma Levinger.

                 While the entire book was fascinating and intellectually stimulating, there was a particular portion that is the inspiration of this article.

                  Let me set the background for the point of the article; a couple of renowned professors were attempting to measure differences in the speed of light.  The theory being that any moving matter is slowed down in its progress or speed when it meets an obstacle.  That obstacle could be a force that can be seen such as air or water, or an unseen force such as gravity or a magnetic force.

                  This theory is best indicated by measuring the speed of a boat traveling upstream or the same boat traveling across a lake of downstream, obviously the same boat with the same load and power will proceed slower when going upstream than it would going downstream — due to the resistance of the moving water (the obstacle).

                  The fact that the obstacle is moving in the opposite direction of the boat and the other fact being that speed increases resistance combines to slow the boat when it is going upstream.

                  Their attempt to measure the speed of light was an attempt to prove that Galileo was correct in saying that the earth was moving through space.  Their reasoning being that by measuring the small   |cont. insert page >