Thursday, February 14
The Synod of the Sun
The prophet Isaiah once spoke of the newness that would dawn for all humanity: “The people who walked in darkness . . . on them light has shined” (Isa. 9:2). While darkness is often used as a metaphor in Scripture, it is also a reality for many of our fellow human beings with whom we share the planet. More than one-fifth of the world’s population (1.6 billion) has no electrical power. However, through the ministry of Solar Under the Sun (SUTS), the light has shined. Solar Under the Sun is establishing partnerships with our sisters and brothers in communities around the world and bringing the gift of solar power to improve their quality of life. SUTS’s array of solar panels can provide the power to run water-treatment systems, supply lights for schools in remote places, or serve as a power source for communications and equipment—from refrigerators to X-ray machines—at medical clinics. With almost 200 trained solar mission workers and more than 20 installations in Haiti, SUTS is expanding its global outreach and planning installations from Ukraine to Kenya. From the rising of the sun to its setting, the Lord’s name is praised (Ps. 113:3) at Solar Under the Sun, for the sun of righteousness rises to bring hope and healing to all humankind (Mal. 4:2).
The Synod of the Sun serves 11 presbyteries and 165,187 members of 843 congregations.
Let us join in prayer for:
Ernest Higginbotham, stated clerk
Valerie Knox, director of administrative services/assistant stated clerk
Chris McRae, SUTS director
Ashley Broadhurst, SUTS administrator
Let us pray
Lord of illumination, use us to reflect your light, so that your radiant grace may be shared with the world, and all people may be blessed with your life-giving love, through Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. Amen.