The Son of Man, abandoned, alone,
Bore sins and suffered for all;
And I upon my bed lie prone—
Why was man allowed to fall?
For time untold I embraced the dark,
And fled the revealing light;
Then Jesus came and left his mark,
And rescued me from the night.
I sleep to rest, with naught to fear,
The quiet around me wrapped;
God’s angels guard from heaven’s sphere,
Where all my treasures are kept.
Man free to choose, required to leave
The garden’s safe confines—
In my repose, I best believe
The Cross most brightly shines.
READ: “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven” Mt 5.16.
THINK: Our light is the light of God in us. We don’t want to appear, Mt 6, but rather God’s presence in us. So we do not hide ourselves. We want others to see God’s power and love in us. In this way, they will glorify him instead of being impressed with our performance. Light represents the holiness, truth, and majesty of God, Isa 60.1; 1 Jn 1.5. Continue reading
Glory to God for the light of sun, moon, and stars, to divide days and seasons and years, and for the light of truth and holiness that guides us to the presence of the Almighty.
I write a Portuguese-language devotional thrice weekly. Here’s my translation of today’s meditation. Continue reading