Today’s Worship Moment is by Susan Bragg. Thank you Susan, for your beautiful gift.
We are certainly living in dark and troubling times but have faith that God’s love and light can overcome any challenge no matter how dark.
Light and darkness is often used as allegories for good and evil or truth and falsehood. The following Bible verses mention different aspect of light:
Then God commanded, “Let there be light”—and light appeared. (Genesis 1:3)
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. They lived in a land of shadows, but now light is shining on them. (Isaiah 9:2)
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. “I am the light of the world,” he said. “Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness.” (John 8:12)
Of course, light not only reveals that which is hidden in darkness, but it also provides energy needed for the giving and sustaining of life. When the earth was dark and void (Genesis) God provided light. This light not only provided physical energy for the development of all life, including human beings, but it also provided spiritual direction, ultimately through the person of Jesus Christ.
I converted our daughter Erin’s former bedroom into an art studio
(after she moved out!). I have found great solace from painting scenes of nature and other subjects on canvas and slate. I am fascinated by the effects of light, shadow and darkness and I am reminded of how we need darkness in order to see and feel the light.
To listen and sing: