Day 5: Light

There is a verse in the book of Revelation that beautifully portrays God’s light. Speaking of the new earth, Revelation 21:23 says, “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God illuminates it, and its lamp is the lamb.”

We could stop there for today and just allow ourselves to ponder and imagine that verse alone. It would do us good because many of us feel like we’re walking into a new year in somewhat of a fog. And some of us feel like we are just living in total mental and emotional darkness. But as we move together through this season, and as we decide to do things differently this year, let’s try to see God as the radiant light that He is to the world.

We read in James 1:17 that every good and perfect gift comes to us from the Father of Lights. Imagining Him in our mind’s eyes as sheer, pure, intense, loving light will shift our perspective and change up our experiences.

May we see and feel God’s light giving us life, warming our hearts, and showing us the way.

Scripture Reading: John 8:12


Find ten minutes today to rest in the light. Weather permitting, head outside or settle in next to a window. Otherwise: your favorite lamp, beside a fireplace, or even lighting a candle will work. Get comfortable and take a few deep breaths. Notice what the light is highlighting around you. Feel the warmth on your face or hands. As you rest, thank God for creating light and that He is light.

Welcome the experience of God’s light as you move through the remainder of your day. Jot down anything you notice!