Opening Prayer: O Great Light of the world, come into our darkness and illumine us with your light and your love. Reveal to us the beauty we have forgotten, or have been unable to see, and expose the darkness that lies within us and keeps us from becoming all you made us to be. All for your glory. Amen.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:8-14
Journal: Where do you see the light coming into your darkness these days? What is it revealing? What is it exposing? Where do you still long for the light to come? What does it look like to live as children of light? What is God calling you to?
Reflection: Light is a wonderful and a terrible thing. It is wonderful because of what it reveals, and it is terrible because of what it exposes. When the light comes into the darkness we are finally able to see the beauty we had been unable to see, and we are also able to see the ugliness that we try to keep hidden. Everything, both good and bad, is uncovered and laid bare for all to see. But even as terrible and uncomfortable as this uncovering can be, it is ultimately a really good thing, for it leads to freedom and to life. So come, O Light of the world, and shine on our darkness, so that we might be set free from our bondage and walk in the warm of your light.
Closing Prayer: Help us, this day, O God, to live as children of light. Amen.