Lent Week 4 – The Light
This fifth week of Lent is one where we reflect on the light that God brings us into. The readings for this week are moments in which God provides a new king for Israel after great disappointment 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and Jesus heals a blind man and causes a big scene. John 9:1-41.
Our ‘light’ passage to spend time with is Ephesians 5:8-14.
Kids may like to watch this clip of Psalm 23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6fM4_8VU-8 and think about how this poem makes them feel.
Ephesians 5:8-14 (CEB)
You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord, so live your life as children of light. Light produces fruit that consists of every sort of goodness, justice, and truth. 10 Therefore, test everything to see what’s pleasing to the Lord, 11 and don’t participate in the unfruitful actions of darkness. Instead, you should reveal the truth about them. 12 It’s embarrassing to even talk about what certain persons do in secret. 13 But everything exposed to the light is revealed by the light. 14 Everything that is revealed by the light is light. Therefore, it says, Wake up, sleeper! Get up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.
Reflection:
Read through this passage a few times. Reflect on anything that shines out for you from this scripture.
You may wish to light a candle during this time.
Invite the Holy spirit to shine light into your heart today and listen to any truth that comes to you.
All-age Action:
Therefore, test everything to see what’s pleasing to the Lord..
God, the good shepherd is keen to bring us into good places and keep us from dangerous actions that could hurt us and others.
Take a moment before the activities of each day this week to invite God to be your shepherd. Listen out for any warnings the Holy spirit may give you about actions that might be unsafe or unhelpful and follow any ideas that will bring goodness and light.