The privilege of every Christian is to bear witness to the Light of Christ. We are called to look with our eyes for the Light in others and in the world around us.
There is Light which we cannot see yet we can discern through our other senses:
listening with our ears and heart;
touching and being touched;
tasting and savoring;
smelling the scent of compassionate love, grace, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness and gentleness.
knowing through the Holy Spirit dwelling within and quickening our spirits.
Let us continue to affirm the Light we notice to in one another...Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
John 1:1-9 (AMPC)
In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [b]Himself.
2 He was present originally with God.
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
4 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
5 And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it [adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it] through him.
8 He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light.
9 There it was—the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person.
For Prayer and Reflection:
What spoke to you as you listened to the text?
What feelings emerged in response? Bring them into conversation with Jesus.
How is the Light illuminating for you today?