Monday, July 16th


"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:4

Dear Jesus, I grew up afraid of the dark.  It always brought great relief to find a light switch and in an instant, make the darkness disappear.  You have made the darkness disappear from all of our lives.   The happiness, love, and hope you bring reflect the happiness and love you give your people all year long. All that any human made religion can give is law, judgment, human centered expectation, and morbid inwardness.  But you free us from ourselves and the burden to perform. You have given peace from all guilt and all fear of rejection by your single, solitary life spent for all of us.  I am at peace no matter what happens now because I have you and your blessings from here to forever.  Help me light the candle of this hope today. AMEN

God is light and when he is in the room everyone sees better.

Additional Readings: John 1, Galatians 4:1-7, Titus 2:11-15