Tuesday, December 4

Revelation22: 5a (NIV)

There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.

It’s never easy. Navigating through the long succession of holidays beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Day is never easy when you are grieving a loss or simply spending these days alone. Every channel on television portrays sweater-clad families warming by the fire, happy, in love, and together. It’s even in the commercials, on the billboards, in the magazines and newspapers. While the world seems aglow in light and merriment, we feel that we have been left in darkness.

Today’s scripture verse speaks of Christ’s coming. “There will be no more night,” it says, there will be no more darkness. No wonder Christians from the very beginning have looked toward Christ’s coming with great anticipation. When Christ comes, our lives will no longer be consumed with the darkness created by loneliness and grief.

Pray: Great light of the world, as you came to earth so many years ago to bring comfort and peace. Come now into our hearts to do the same. Light us from within, so that we may be your light to the world until you return. Amen.