2 Corinthians 1: 19-20
Mark 16: 1-8
Darkness covered the face of the Earth, O God, and you said "let there be light."
Your people, just released from the chains of slavery, wandered in the cold, dark maze of wilderness, and you guided them at night by a pillar of fire. You said, once again, "light."
The world's darkness had become too heavy to bear. And your star of light shone brightly in an ordinary town, to ordinary people, for more than ordinary purposes. You said again, "let there be light."
The day of death, despair, hopelessness, and loss is over. For something amazing has occurred. You said, one more time, "let there be light."
And Jesus became the Christ. Life began anew.
It is not a one time thing, my God, that you have done this extraordinary act. You do not make a play and then leave the game.
The light of resurrection shines anew all the time. Every day. We cannot be blinded by our preconceived notions or our same ol' status quo ideas of living.
Jesus is Alive!
Thank you, God.
Help us to show this life - your life - in our words, our actions, and our prayers. There is nothing that can extinguish your light. For your light is love.
I pray for the courage to live it every day. For the goodness of your beloved world.