Weekly Lent Devotional: Salvation is Light in the Darkness
Your Guide for Worship Meditation & Creative Reflection
John 1:1-14, 8:12 [Common English Bible]
In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
The Word was with God in the beginning.
Everything came into being through the Word,
and without the Word nothing came into being.
What came into being through the Word was life,
and the life was the light for all people.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.
A man named John was sent from God. He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light. He himself wasn’t the light, but his mission was to testify concerning the light.
The true light that shines on all people was coming into the world.
The light was in the world,
and the world came into being through the light,
but the world didn’t recognize the light.
The light came to his own people,
and his own people didn’t welcome him.
But those who did welcome him,
those who believed in his name,
he authorized to become God’s children,
born not from blood nor from human desire or passion,
but born from God.
The Word became flesh and made his home among us.
We have seen his glory,
glory like that of a father’s only son,
full of grace and truth.
Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
As you color the downloadable page, I invite you to meditate on these scriptures and consider this quote from Alexander Papaderos: “I am a fragment of a mirror whose whole design and shape I do not know. Nevertheless, with what I have I can reflect light into the dark places of this world . . .” What would it mean for you to use what you have to shine God’s light into the dark places of this world?
I can reflect God’s light into this world.
Coloring page courtesy of coloring-pages-adults.com.
This Sunday, March 13, in Traditional Worship:
“Salvation is Light in the Darkness”
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster