Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The Light that Guides Us on Our Way
The Light that Gives Life!
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
He said to them, ‘Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand?
Words of Grace For Today
The imagination runs wild, how the celebration would fill the universe, and our lives from bottom to top.
God’s victory … doesn’t look quite like we imagine. It’s the look of a double victory: first that justice is done, and truth wins out! Our enemies no longer can do us harm.
The second part of the double victory is that our enemies are forgiven, redeemed, and set free to reflect God’s Grace to all people.
This is the Light of Christ.
We do not put a lamp under a bushel, especially not in the dark evenings and mornings of winter as we approach Advent.
Neither is God going to put the Light of Christ, nor the fragile vessels that reflect it to the world, under a bushel, especially not in the dark days of … winter, or politicians who want to Gaslight the whole world by not acting responsibly in the face of Covid 19, or people drowning in other’s lies.
Christ’s Light is good, always, but especially in the dark days like today.
Pray that God’s double victory comes soon to our enemies, for the light of life is almost extinguished in the dark of winter.
Pray that God places the Light of Christ high over us, that all may see God’s justice, truth, and unconditional love.