CONSIDER THE ways in which you have experienced God’s light during this season. Where have you experienced elation when you were tired, discouraged, or worn out? How have others lifted you toward the light of God? What signs have marked your journey, reassuring you that you are on God’s path?
Each day, take another step into the light. Christ has already prepared the way.
—Todd Outcalt, Blue Christmas: Devotions of Light in a Season of Darkness (Upper Room Books, 2018)
Spend some time reflecting on the questions above. Share your thoughts.
“In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”
—John 1:4-5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God of Light, be my hope in this season. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room .
The Staff of The Upper Room invites you to join us for a virtual “Blue Christmas” worship service, also known as the “Longest Night” service. This service is especially designed to give voice and hope to those who are grieving or who are experiencing loss. Click here to watch the video and be sure to share it with a friend.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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