“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of God has risen upon you.” - Isaiah 60:1
In the darkness of winter, Jesus shines a light in our hearts. I invite you to pray this prayer by John van de Laar (https://sacredise.com/):
It’s always been about the light with you,
hasn’t it, Jesus?
Magi, braving distance and desert to find you,
and bewildered shepherds, compelled by an angel’s invitation,
allowed light to be their guide,
And it is still the light that calls us to you;
the light of beauty that whispers its truth
in surprising ways and places;
the light of compassion that kneels,
and washes road-soiled, life-battered feet;
the light of joy that glows
even in the darkness of grief and suffering;
the light that seeks to shine within us,
and through us into the dark corners of our world.
It’s always been about the light with you, Jesus;
and it’s always about the light for us.
Please lead us, now and always, out of darkness
and into your marvellous light. Amen.
Grace and peace,