Daily Devotion Monday, February 11th

Monday, February 11, 2013 – Psalm 145; Deuteronomy 6:1-15; Hebrews 1:1-14; and John 1:1-18

John 1:1-18 – 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

Yesterday, the theme of the sermon at Community Presbyterian Church was that God’s light shined through Jesus and is to now shine through us. Those who were present can let me know if that is what they picked up from the sermon.

Our reading today, one of my favorite passages in scripture, points out that Jesus was the true life and light of God.

As I work on the devotion today, my living room is illuminated by light that comes from four light bulbs in the ceiling fan above me. They do a good job, as long as they are screwed into the light fixture and the switch is on. Remove them from the light fixture and no light would come from them.

So it is with us my friends, when we are connected to the true source of life and light, then God’s light can shine through us. But, remove us from the source of true life and light, and God’s light would not shine through us.

As we continue to prepare for the season of Lent, may we seek to take on a new spiritual discipline or strengthen one that will help us be better connected to the one who is the true life and light for all the world, namely our Lord, Jesus Christ.

What new spiritual discipline might you take on or which might you strengthen?

O Lord, who was, is and will always be the true life and light, help me better connect with you, so that you light and love can shine through me upon others. Guide me in my Lenten journey which will begin on Wednesday. Amen.

Psalm 145 – 1   I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2   Every day I will bless you,
and praise your name forever and ever.
3   Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.

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