Light - Lent Devotional @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Light has immense power to transform our days, from the welcoming light in a window after a long day, the quiet stillness of a glowing sunrise, or the reflective ambience cast by a candle. In all its different ways, light brings us reassurance and hope. Tangibly, it provides relief that nothing is lurking in the shadows, that we can see the road ahead, that the night has an end.

The light that Jesus describes himself as delivers even deeper reassurance. In Jesus we receive the comfort of knowing we are loved, the certainty that Jesus leads where we need to go, and the enduring hope that God provides relief in the midst of trouble. When darkness threatens to engulf you, perhaps obscuring God by your side, how can you strengthen the solace provided by God’s word and God’s light in your life? How might you turn to prayer or worship to open your heart to the light shining from the presence of God?

Loving God, light of our world, in the days when darkness wraps around me, smothering hope and joy, open my eyes and my heart to see Your presence in the world, to know Your comfort in my life and to remember Your eternal hope. Remind me that You, Jesus, walk beside me, shining light over all the darkness, an everlasting beacon of love. Amen.

John 8:12

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

Thank you for joining us on this prayerful
journey of reflection through Lent.