Category Archives: Lent

Learning about the liturgical year, processing as I blog.

Heavenly Light

Heavenly light - our guide, our source of life.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Today is the first Monday of “daylight savings time.” While I don’t appreciate time change and the challenges that affect sleep, I love the late afternoon light. I look forward to enjoying what seems like an endless afternoon. Love that the light lingers even after our dinner hour.


Bright sunshine reminds me that our God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. His brightness fills our souls as we submit to His authority.

For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6 NLT

I quiet myself, wait before him and ask for my eyes to be opened, to be filled with His luminescence so that I can see the truth he has for me to see, entering the place of worship –

Send out your light and your truth; let them guide me.
Let them lead me to your holy mountain, to the place where you live.

Psalm 43:3 NLT

I cannot cause light;
but I can choose to be in the path
of its beam as I allow His brilliance to shine in my life!

Hymn of Prayer

The night is dark, and I am far from home,
Direct my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
So lead me onward, Lord, and hear my plea.

Not always thus, I seldom looked for you,
I loved to choose and seek my path alone.
In spite of fear, my pride controlled my will,
Remember not my past, but lead me still.

So long your power has blest me on the way,
And still, it leads, past hill and storm and night!
And with the morn, those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.

Lead, kindly Light, amid the gloom of evening.
Lord, lead me on! Lord, lead me on!
On through the night! On to your radiance!
Lead, kindly Light, kindly Light! 

John Henry Newman

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