No Longer Afraid of the Dark... or the Light

March 5, 2014

Welcome to our Lenten Journey exploring light and darkness as we look to Easter.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:3-5, 16-18

God’s opening act: Light! God doesn’t eliminate darkness but weaves it into the rhythm of our lives. Day and Night.

Then he pauses to admire his work. Imagine him nodding and thinking, “It is good. “

Light rules over the darkness. Sunlight in the day, moonlight and starlight at night. Even when it seems completely dark, remember the light is set in the expanses and it rules.

Ponder: Where do you need to pause and see that something is good? Something God has created? Something you have created?

Where do you need to remember that the light is fixed, even if all you see is darkness or clouds?

Praise: Light rules over the darkness.

artist: Rik Lazenby
artist: Rik Lazenby

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