Monday, December 08, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Today’s text

John 1:6-8

A man came, sent by God. His name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, so that everyone might believe through him. He was not the light, he was to bear witness to the light.


Come, Lord Jesus. Shine your light in our darkness that we might believe you are light indeed.

Precious moments and people have lit out lives with the sweet joy of loving presence. But all that is human fades and flees. The people are grass, the prophet says. The grass withers, the flowers fade. We know it too well.

But you are the light of the world, not one among many. You are the One for whom every heart longs, yes, every heart, even those who dismiss you and turn away into a world that is nothing more than what they see at the moment.

But you have opened my eyes to see that there is more, a source and an end to every beauty my eyes witness, to every love my life has known, to every grace that shines even in darkest of places.

You, blessed Jesus, are the source and end of the beauty and life for which we long. So come to us now and wrest our hearts from cold winter’s grip. Warm us in the light of a love which withers not and fades never.

Come, Lord Jesus. Shine your light in our darkness.

Pr. David L. Miller

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