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Light of the World

Posted by Jady Conroy on

"You are the light of the world, like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden." ~Matthew 5:14

'Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” ' ~John 8:12

Light wakes us up, it illuminates our path, it defines where we are going and brings clarity to what we can see.

While ascending Mt. Lemmon near Tucson early one morning, I was delighted to see how the rising sun was caught by the tops of the highest peaks in front of us and reflected back in colors warmed and vibrant. The bright blue sky and the promise of a day of bird-watching and exploring were spurring us on. It was a long day, filled with many discoveries, friendly conversations with other birders and the experience of witnessing how vegetation and wildlife varied as we gained about 6,000 ft of elevation on our journey to the top. From flat desert filled with cacti to magnificent stands of evergreens and towering rocks, the 'light that leads to life' was evident all around me!

Father of mountains and valleys, thank you so much for shedding your light on us and illuminating our way. Thank you for absolute quiet and sweeping vistas which refresh our spirits. We are blessed to carry your light with us each day. Amen.