Between the Lines: Epiphany: January 6, 2013

Text: Isaiah 60:1-6

Arise, shine, for your light has come…

Candle

Candle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Go find a candle, and a box of matches.  Put it on the table in front of you.

Draw the shades, and turn out the light.  Sit in the darkness, and remember those times in your life which have been dark, when you have been exiled, removed from all that was familiar and loved.  Take a deep breath, stand up, arise, and light the candle.  Sit there and remind yourself of those forces of light in your life right now.  What can you see that you couldn’t see in the darkness?  What gift does the light bring?  What light could you bring into a darker world?  What candle might you light?

– Beth Harrison


“Between the Lines” is excerpted from BibleWorkbench, a weekly resource for engaging the biblical story in a new way published by the Educational Center in Charlotte, NC.  For details and subscription information, see About BibleWorkbench.

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