Read Ephesians 5.8-14

                For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light– for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.  Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.  Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.  For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”


From Rev. Richard Howard, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Morgantown

                Jesus said, “I AM the light of the world.”  When the Lord God wanted Moses to go to Pharoah, Moses asked God’s name, who responded, “Thus you shall say…‘I AM has sent me to you.’ (Exodus 3:14)   Through God, the great I AM, we have received the light of the world.  It will be through our faithful following of the teachings and life example of Jesus that we, too, can become children of the light.           

                The Lenten season is a time to evaluate our lives in the light of scripture. Are we living as children of light should be living?  Are we shining brightly in a darkened world or have we grown so dim that we can hardly be distinguished from non-Christians?  Let’s reflect on the meaning of this scripture and apply what we learn to our lives this season.

Gracious One, help us to open ourselves to the light of your love,
that we might share your love with others.