In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1: 1-5
The light shines in the darkness
Once again, Lord, you came.
In the shimmering candlelight of midnight services, I felt your gentle hug as You wrapped your arms around me.
What had been dark, now shone with Your love and presence.
You never forgot us.
You never abandoned us.
You kept your promises
But in reality You never left in the first place, did You?
You were there at the beginning.
You were there when sin first began and continued through all of us
You were there throughout the scriptures.
You were there in the stable.
You were there walking on the sea
You were there on the cross.
You were there on the road to Emmaus.
You were there at candlelight services yesterday.
And you are here with me now.
Always shining Your light, pointing the way to the Father.
Thank you for never giving up on us, your wayward children.
Thank you for being the light that shines in all darkness.
Thank you for being the Word – the first word and the last word.
Thank you for being Life.