The promise: The Light of Jesus is Near!
The fulfillment: The Light of Jesus is Here!
The calling: Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.
Throughout this season of Epiphany we hear scripture witnessing to the light and life of Jesus, sharing the story of people hearing and answering God’s call, and encouraging us all to share our own unique light with the world.
In Baptism we are marked with the cross of Christ forever, claimed as God’s children and made members of the body of Christ. We are presented with a lit candle and commissioned: “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”
You are the Light of the World – and this world desperately needs you! Yes – YOU! Do not hide your light…let it shine! Share your story, reach out, pray without ceasing, and share the gifts freely given to you. Be the light for others, and encourage them to do the same. Together, our collective light will spread and illuminate the world, giving glory to our Father in Heaven.
Holy God, hear our prayer: We are called to be Your light. Let us shine!