“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb…”In her grief, Mary is at the tomb. She is there early, in darkness. The resurrection light dawns on her before many others. Jesus speaks powerfully into her life, because she is there, at the tomb, on the first day, early, in the darkness. Where are you these days in your life? Do you seek the Lord in the high places, in the exuberant celebrations, in the noise? Sometime we find him by the tomb places. He is risen! Resurrect us Lord!
“In the beginning…the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said…” God’s act of creation does not settle with making something out of nothing. God speaks with the power to bring form and order to it all and to bring light to the darkness. What does God’s action suggest to us about the purpose of those called to lead in the family, the church, and the world? May our leadership in all spheres follow your heart and your ways O God.
|“So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” Living in the light is not a theological and philosophical game. It is concrete: behave decently; abandon drunkenness, sexual immorality, dissention and jealousy…stop thinking about how to gratify your sinful nature. Clothe yourself with Jesus Christ instead. How do we practically live this “changed life”? How does this image of “clothed in the Lord Jesus Christ” help us to live in the light? Lord, I change my clothes every day, help me to change my life and be clothed with you.|