Monday, December 08, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

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.

Radiant light

There are faces that shine and eyes that glisten, radiant, awakening the soul and making the heart glad. Drawn to their radiance, light and joy fill me with the desire to bless all that is.

This year, I walk through the grocery store and shopping mall blessedly unperturbed by the commotion and clogged aisles. Looking at hundreds of faces, I know nothing of the stories behind each set of eyes, yet I love each one … because a light shines within me, a light that is so much more than me.

This light shines within us when love ignites our inner being, filling the soul completely and revealing who we are and for what we are made.

We are made to be light and love, lit up from within by the Light who does fade and the Love who never quits.

My love fails and my light fades with sour moods, frustration and fatigue, but there is One whose Light never fades and whose Love never fails. He is the Light from all eternity whose name is Jesus, the Christ.

Hearing his words and basking in the light of his being, light floods the heart and pours from us so that we, too, are radiant with the eternal light of the God.

In his Light, we become light, ... radiant with a love beyond words, a joy beyond our fondest fantasies. This is what we are made to see and know … and become.

Sometimes, radiant glory shines on us from the heart and eyes of others who know … who truly know the One who is Love and Light. It is then--in the Light of Christ that shines through them--that we are awakened and become what we are made to be … radiant, joyous light.

Pr. David L. Miller

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