John 8:12        ESV

‘I Am the Light of the World’
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Gracious God, as we look upon the light emerging from the clouds, we are reminded that nothing can ever fully extinguish the light of Your love for us. There are many aspects of our life that reflect darkness at the moment and yet we believe in Jesus Christ who came into our world to radiate light, to bring us the assurance of Your presence with us and, most of all, to bring us hope for the future and a sense of peace. We give thanks for all those who shine light into our communities, those who reflect kindness, compassion, generosity and love. This new day, may we feel hope in our hearts, a sense of peace, and the assurance of the light of Jesus radiating and shining love, hope and peace into our homes and into our communities. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

‘Light of the world You stepped down into darkness,
Opened my eyes, Let me see beauty that made this heart adore you, Hope of a life spent with you.
Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy, Altogether wonderful to me’
Writer    Tim Hughes   Publisher / Copyrights    2000 Thankyou Music