Christ, Be Our Light, ELW 715
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Not only is this song rhythmically beautiful, but it also speaks to my heart's desire. I, too, long for Christ's love to flood the darkness of sin and death found within me. Darkness follows us like a shadow. But darkness does not remain in the presence of God’s light. God's light of love illuminates our shortcomings and dispels evil. God's light fills us with the truth of divine love and forgiveness. God makes us holy and righteous through Jesus and warms our cold spirits with compassion for our salvation. The veil of darkness is lifted and our faces shine with the light of Christ for all the world to see. In other words, Christ shines God's love into our hearts and illuminates the gospel for others to see through us.
Christ, be the light in our hearts. Shine through the darkness of our lives and of this world. Be our light, shining in all of us whom you have gathered into your church. Amen.