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“And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and its lamp is the Lamb” (Revelation 21:23).

The Lord is the light that shines in the darkness of this age.  When all darkness is gone because of the fulness of Christ, He shall illumine us with His eternal presence.  These things are too great for us to now understand.  He, through whom all things have their being, will shine as He truly is.  What the disciples saw on the mount during the transfiguration will be the eternal reality of our existence.

Lord, I can barely begin to imagine these things, but Your word is true.  Help me to live in the light of Your presence now, even if my eyes are dim and my faith is weak.  You have promised that You are always with me; it is most certainly true.  You said it and so it is.  Lead me now and always in Your light.  May the words spoken over me in the promise of my baptism be true: that my light would shine and others see my good works and glorify the Father in heaven.

Creator of my soul, minister to me so that I can minister to others.  You have come and the light of Your life shines on, in, and through all who believe.  Guide me, Lord Jesus, in the way of everlasting life so that I may reflect Your light through all that I say and do.  You know what is needed, so help me to live in such a way that what the Father desires is accomplished.  Lead me this day, Lord, so that I may be a beacon of light in this dark world.  Amen.