We crave light!
We suffer physically when we are deprived of light, our bones and muscles weaken, emotionally we become depressed and mentally we experience confusion.
We were created to live in the sunlight!
Spiritually we crave the light of: direction, hope, love, inclusion, health, completeness, purpose, peace.
A light that will “gather [us] from the uttermost parts of the earth” the true light under which we will “walk by rivers of water, in a straight way” a light so bright and protecting that we “will not stumble”.
The original light that shone for us “before the foundation of the world [was formed], that we should be holy and without blemish before [the creator] in love”
Jesus Christ is the true light, shining for all people!
Christ shines not just for Christians, we are not to lounge in the glory of his light we have been commissioned to go out into the world where through love, and service to all people, we reflect into this darkened world the true light.
It is through our actions - how we live day to day that we reflect into: our homes, neighbourhoods, places of employment, where we vacation the light - into the entire world Christ love of love and peace.
What type of light would the person who packs your groceries say you reflect?
We were created to spiritually thrive in the light of selfless love and peace!
Lectionary verses: Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9), 10-18