God of the resurrection, we thank you for the beautiful sunshine that has lifted our spirits this week amongst the sadness of events in our world.

As we have seen the sun shine and felt its warmth we are reminded that You sent Jesus into our world to bring light and warmth into our lives. And so we give thanks this morning for Your love that we witness through Jesus, a love that will always warm our hearts, and may we too seek to witness to that love and share it with other people.

In John 8:12, Jesus says, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’. Help us to fix our eyes upon that light,  in the day ahead.