The light

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         Arise, shine; for your light has come,
                  and the glory of God has risen upon you.
         For darkness covers the earth,
                  and thick darkness the peoples;
         but God arises upon you,
                  and God’s glory dawns among you.

                           —Isaiah 60.1-2

How we search for the light,
how we follow the distant star,
how bravely, how poignantly,
always reaching for that little ray,
like magi we go to great lengths—

or we don’t, we let it shine
in its own little corner of darkness;
we have other baubles to seek,
satisfied with unending dusk,

how nobly
either way
we go on

without the light

that is right here

God’s creature)

inside us.


Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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