Readings and Reflection for the third week of Advent
SONGS FROM HANDEL’S MESSIAH:
For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth and The People That Walked in Darkness
For Unto Us a Child is Born
REFLECTION QUESTIONS for this week:
- Where do you see people “letting their light shine” in our community?
- What local problem or situation most needs the light and love of Christ? How will you arise and shine to address this need?
Jesus, your light makes us light
What a gift to be made in your image
To reflect your grace and hope, your power and peacemaking
Hallelujah! Help us shine!
Share your light with all, near and far,
Beyond our imagining to your imagining and desiring
A beam worthy of the stretch of your embrace.
Worthy of your glory. Jesus, help us shine!
Unveiled, Bright, Shining before others and for others
So others see you in us and are drawn to your Light
You bathe us in the light of your grace, that we may be grace
You fill us with the light of your truth that we may be truth
You flood us with the light of your love that we may be love
Come Glorious One, Lord of Life and Light!
Dispel the darkness.
Reveal what is real so we no longer fear the night nor the light
Dawn in us a new day and a new us.
Help us shine!
~ Help Us Shine, by Lisa Degrenia
A Devotion for the Third Week of Advent
based on Handel’s Messiah © 2019 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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