1In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
- Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
- Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
- The morning brings a new beginning as God continues to create.
- Feel God’s breath at work. (You might want to sit by the window or move outside)
- Hear the words, “Let there be light.”
- Notice the light around you. Is is silent or noisy? Is it still or dancing?
- What new creation do you see with the light?
- Notice the darkness around you. Is is silent or noisy? Is it still or moving?
- Invite the light into the darkness. What do you see?
- What senses are awakening in you at the promise of new creation?
- Follow the light today and be open to the new thing God is creating.
- Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
- Share as you feel led in the reply box below?
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 7, 2018, the Baptism of the Lord (Year B)
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(c) 2017 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD