Encouragement From The Word

In him there is no darkness at all

There is a hymn text, written in 1966, that has come to have meaning for me, especially on the darker and duller days that come and go with life.  It was written by Kathleen Thomerson, an American church musician (who also wrote the tune that goes with it).  The hymn goes like this:

I want to walk as a child of the light; I want to follow Jesus.

God set the stars to give light to the world; the star of my life is Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all; the night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God:

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

I want to see the brightness of God; I want to look at Jesus.

Clear Sun of righteousness, shine on my path, and show me the way to the Father.

In him there is no darkness at all; the night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God:

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

 

I’m looking for the coming of Christ; I want to be with Jesus.

When we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus.

In him there is no darkness at all; the night and the day are both alike.

The Lamb is the light of the city of God:

Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

Here’s a link to a rendition of this hymn:

 

Sometimes, the changing seasons can bring sadness (or, literally, SAD – seasonal affective disorder).  May the light of Jesus, and the promise of his return, bring you fresh joy as it does me!

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all” (1 John 1.5, NLT).

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