The Earth was created to be inhabited, to be full of truth, beauty, and right. However, darkness prevailed until God called ancient Israel to be His model nation, to be a light to the world. In due time, God also sent His Son to be a light to the world, but the world did not comprehend it. Now it is our time to burn brightly with the light that God lights up in each of us.
Ellis La Ravia most recently served the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.