Old Testament Lesson
Those in darkness will see a great light. That list is Christ Jesus. In the midst of our darkness He came to us, and in our darkness each day, He comes once again. His light will always shine, and it will always call us to Himself. He is light. The light will drive out the darkness. His light will make us whole.
But, there are those out there that haven't seen the light. To those, and too all, we are to live as light. We are to live as light barers. We are to bring His light, His love, His mercy, His peace, His joy, HIs hope, everywhere. Through our lives, through our love, through our care, through our smiles, through our concern, we are living the light. And His light through us may help someone else in their darkest hour
New Testament Lesson
We are reminded to pay attention to the light. Let us spend our time in the light. Let us spent our time, our hours, our concern in the light. Let us focus on those things which give us light — the Word, prayer, fellowship, service, these things. These things Wesley called the "Mean of Grace." In doing that, we pay attention to the light, and we'll be able to shine God's light to those that need it the most
Peter reminds us today that even those that best know the light fall down. All make mistakes. All fall down. Every one of us. You. Me. As CS Lewis said, "The Shame is not in the falling down, it is in the not getting back up." Today, we will each fall. May we find God's grace there, waiting to pick us up.