What a wonderful time of year!  The days are becoming longer, the blossoms are peaking out, and I love the light and warmth of the sun. 

  • Deuteronomy 33:14 – And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon

Like the important elements the sun gives us, Jesus is the Light of the world and the Light in the life of the Christian.

His Name is Great: Malachi 1:11 – For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles.

He is the Creator: Genesis 1:3 – And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

He is the Light: John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

As the song reminds us:

“Let the sunshine again, let the flow’rs bloom again;
Stir the embers of love in my heart!
Holy Spirit reprove, then embrace me again;
Let the sunshine again in my heart!

Let us not live in fear and darkness, but live for Him and in the promise of the glorious Light of Jesus Christ.


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Sandie Slye, Finance Office

The Slyes have been an integral part of North Valley for twenty years. Mrs. Slye joined the staff of North Valley in 1986. She first worked as a church receptionist and secretary then taught in our high school for nine years. Now, she assists her husband in the finance department. All three of the Slyes’ children have been born while they have served at North Valley.