December 24, 2019
Late Advent Weekday
Light in the Darkness
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
My adult daughter is engaged in work that involves helping others in difficult situations. She told me one day that the help she was trying to offer in one situation was deeply informed by things I had talked to her about over the years, which, in turn, had been informed by my own difficulties and the ways that others had helped me. All of which was informed, ultimately, by the promise and hope of finding light in the darkness through Christ.
I was struck, once again, how our lives impact others in ways that we can never predict and might never even be aware of. Embracing the Child of Light and carrying him with us wherever we go in this messy world--who knows what shadows we can help lift?
Jesus, you are Lord of love and light!
- Amy Welborn
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16|Psalm 89:2-5, 27, 29|Luke 1:67-79