(By Rachel Joyce)
“Let there be light” He said, and there was.
Dazzling brilliance pierced the darkness
And day was born.
Good light came from the good God
To meet our need.
He calls to the prisoners and those in darkness,
“Come into the light!”
Know the freedom
Of being children of the light, of the day,
Delighting in the radiance of My glory.
Don’t kindle your own light, blaze your own path,
No. Follow the Life-giver and Light-maker,
Whose blazing torch
Will guide the way.
His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise.
He is the morning light from heaven, glorious
As the sunrise in all its splendor.
His presence dispels the darkness,
Persistent shadows, sets us free.
He came as the Word from heaven for all,
The light of life, burning away the darkness
That we might believe
Forever in His celestial home of joy.
It was the hour of evil and the power of darkness
When our blessed Lord of light
Crucified for us
That we might become light dwellers.
We stop and remember all His suffering,
His lacerated back and bleeding body.
Such suffering endured
To set us free
And we rest in Him, cleansed, and made new.
No longer slaves of darkness,
We belong to You, our beloved Lord.
Let Your light burn brightly in us
So our lives reflect Your brilliance
And radiate Your grace and love.