Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures. (The Message, James 1:17-18)
Reflection by Janet Derby
God’s light shines in you. This is the quote on the back of the Next Generation House sign at Pilgrimage. It was inspired by the fact that the children close out Sunday school each week by lighting candles and saying “God’s light shines in <child’s name>. This simple ritual is a reminder that we are to go out into the world to help God’s light shine in the darkness. Today’s Scripture also reminds us that our lives are a gift from God and that the gifts we are given will help to bring love to a world in need of healing.
God of Light, Thank you for the gifts you give us, which cascade down and show us your love. Amen.