Feb. 25 – Monday                                                   Read 1 John 1:5-9

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


from William Pollack, First Christian Church, Princeton

            How different things appear in the dark. Everyday objects take on shapes that are ominous, eerie and downright spooky! Hitchhikers by the roadside at night become simple signposts lavished with ivy in the daylight. And so, I prefer the light. I like seeing where I am going. I feel safer driving winter roads in the daylight. There was a time I enjoyed the security of the dark. Then, the true Light came to me and offered me a different way to live.  He offered the warmth of His love and a promise to forgive if only I would ask. Admitting my sin allowed me to experience renewal in my life; and I revel in the warmth His light provides. How different things were in the dark. I could have remained there. But, it is not where I belong. Thanks to God, because of His grace and love, I still prefer the Light.

O Lord, You are light. Help us to walk in the light and come to know your love, grace and forgiveness as we continue our Lenten  journey with you, in the name of Jesus the Christ we pray.


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