March 14: Nearness of the Light of Jesus

by Jill Tildesley

In these days and nights of winter, there is much darkness. As I write on a frigid day, I know how quickly darkness will fall in the afternoon.

I look out my window into the night sky and see a huge moon and a star. The light that emanates from the moon and the star glistens on rooftops and sidewalks. It is hopeful. It has the power to lead us.

In John 8:12-20, Jesus states, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

This light, the light that is Jesus, leads us on.

Without it, we become lost and confused. With it, we are able to find our way once more. That way is the way of Jesus. He is the light that illuminates our path. With Jesus, we become found.

The light that is Jesus is quite near. As we observe a holy Lent we do so by way of his light. And I wonder, if we were able to look beyond the moon or beyond the star, what might we find?