Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Taking light out into the world
You are the light of the world
Let your light shine, so that people may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
You’re invited to place your glow-star on the soil as a sign that you are ready to act to bring some light into the world around you….try to think of one thing that you could do to share God’s love, one thing which would make a difference.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…On those who dwelled in shadow the light has shone
Read through some of the newpapers, and stick a star in those places where you feel that God’s light is specially needed, or where you see signs of hope that the light is already beginning to shine.
The light that shines in the stable in Bethlehem will finally make the whole of the dark world bright.
Advent calls us to look not just to the birth of Jesus but to his return at the end of time, when he will make all things new, and as perfect as God always intended.
These words come from the Revelation of John, the last book of the Bible, which uses poetry and image to describe how this might be.
Then the Angel showed me the river of the Water of Life, bright as crystal….
On either side of the river is the tree of life…and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
There will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light.
Write one prayer or wish for the world on a leaf and hang it on the tree….