Gather in your Living Room, with a lighter, a candle and a laptop with wifi.
Prayer leader: Let us pause for a moment and remember that we are loved by a God who is love. Let us pray…
In the name of the Father …
Listen to Christ be our light (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJq3bhdgQoc)
Read this reflection
Whenever we see the word light, especially when it is coupled with darkness we may be taken back to the very beginning of creation.
“Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” (Gen 1.3-5)
Given that this is day one, God must think light is very important. Light helps us to see and makes us feel safe. In darkness we are more fearful and worry about the things that go bump in the night. Longing for light is a very natural, normal human experience.
One of the most famous passages in scripture, from John’s Gospel is all about light. This passage describes Jesus.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.” (John 1:1-4)
Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. We long for Him and as we long for the Light we realize that we sit in darkness. But we only have to open ourselves to Him to experience the light casting out the darkness and to give us the confidence to step, with energy, into His world.
Light your candle
Prayer leader: Let us pause for a moment and remember that we are loved by a God who is light. Let us pray…
Lord, you said “let there be light” and there was light. The light you created made darkness disappear. You also created me in your likeness. I am your image and I know and believe I carry your light. Help me to use your light to make our world brighter and more full of your love. In your name I pray, Amen.