Pursuing the Right Things as Children of Light

Text: Ephesians 4:17-5:14 – Pastor Russ retells the story of an Alcatraz prisoner who kept his sanity while in solitary confinement by tossing a button in the air and then searching for it in the darkness of his cell. Once finding it, he would repeat that exercise over and over. Sometimes, we as followers of Christ can get caught up in our own futile behaviour by chasing after meaningless things instead of pursuing the One who gives our lives purpose and who has redeemed us for eternal life. We chase after things like success, power, money, fame, pleasure – things that distract us from living as true children of light.