‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.’ Reflection by Janet Derby Light is a powerful symbol. Even though we are meeting for Sunday school remotely, the children and I still light candles and remind each other that God’s light shines in each of us before we close with prayer. This past year has felt very dark in a multitude of ways and we are all thrilled to be seeing a light at the end of this long tunnel of isolation. Yet, we also know that God’s light has been with us, even in the darkest of times and I am profoundly grateful for that. Prayer
God of Light and Love, Thank you for being with us during this year of darkness. Help us all to continue to shine your light into a world in need. Amen.