Free to Shine
In “Free to Shine,” Pastor Dave Gustavsen explains how God invites us to “shine like stars in the sky” by being different in three ways: a different kind of attitude, a different source of truth, and a different path to joy. No matter what our “prison walls”, Paul reminds us that we are “free to shine” to the dark world around us!
Sometimes life feels like a prison. The prison walls might be physical sickness, family drama, economic hardship, or mistreatment by others. Over time, self-pity and victimization take hold of our hearts, and we feel trapped. But in his letter to the Philippians, Paul demonstrates a radically different mindset. Writing from a Roman prison cell, with every reason to feel trapped, Paul invites us to a kind of freedom that no chains can take away—a freedom found only through knowing and following Christ.