Grace and Peace to you.
This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and we loved darkness rather than light because our deeds were evil. For when we do evil we hate the light and do not come to the light, so that our lives may not be exposed. But when we live what is true we come to the light, so that we may clearly see our lives in God.
— John 3. 19-21
Beloved, because you live perfectly within me,
I am not afraid to look there.
Because you inhabit my darkness
I am not afraid to hold it up to the light.
You shine yourself through my brokenness;
you pour your own darkness into my night,
filling the cavity of me,
as a candle fills the shape of a cavern.
From within my darkness, light rises.
In you my dense midnight becomes transparent;
my shadow becomes dear
and without fear I look through it.
Light of all Creation, light of love,
you forgive my sin
like light forgives darkness.
Light of my own true soul,
I am not afraid to walk into you.
I am not afraid for you to dawn within me.
I am not afraid to become you.
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes