You are a light among all people!
Tuesday, December 7, 1999
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious
and compassionate and righteous man.
-- Psalm 112:4, New International Version
What a powerful promise! Just as night passes into dawn,
for the gracious and compassionate and righteous, dawn comes even in the worst
nights of deep spiritual darkness. During a time that brings
celebration, Christmas Holidays, we forget that it can be a time of sorrow and
grief as we remember those who were with us, but are not longer. This
darkness can be so consuming, yet scripture tells us this darkness need not
consume us. As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, let us do so with
acts of mercy, graciousness and compassion. As we LIVE out our faith, it
not only becomes a part of our very character, it changes us and allows us to
see the light that is brought to us by Christ.
Holy and loving God, help me to shine your light of holiness and
Jesus' light of hope to those trapped in darkness. Please cleanse me and
create a pure heart in me. Allow me to reflect Christ to all I meet, so
that in being who you have called me to be, I might be a part of the light
that does shine to all. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.