“It started when God said, ‘Light up the darkness!’ and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 (The Message Bible)
The sun had set while I shopped. As I pulled out onto a newly resurfaced asphalt street, the headlights on my car beamed on the white lane dividers. Everywhere around me there was darkness—almost a sense of “blackness,” and yet in front of me was a path that helped me find my way home.
During creation, God spoke: “Light!” and light appeared to separate the day from darkness. Long after creation, God commissioned John the Baptist to point the way to the “Life-Light”—Jesus. “The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he brings into Light.” (John 1:9).
The hot Arizona climate is hard car batteries, and unfortunately, there is little warning of when a battery will fail. Should I find myself with a “check battery” symbol on the dash, instead of feeling frustrated while waiting for roadside assistance, I could thank God that the light of Jesus never goes out.
Lord of Life, thank you for lighting the path for our faith journey. Amen.