God’s Shining Light

Arise! Shine! Your light has come;
    the Lord’s glory has shone upon you.

Isaiah 60:1

For those only interested in a “good” Christmas of profit like the stores at the Malls, Christmas is over. Their attention is only on the adding machines and computers that will gather up all the profits and compare them with past years. The first attention of such people is not to keep growing with the Lord, but to see how the Christmas holiday helped their bank accounts to grow!

So be challenged by this reading to keep your attention on the spiritual profits of this season—the increased joy and happiness in your life because Jesus has come.
Verse 21 is very special—a promise for you and for your children and grandchildren. Continue being dedicated to the Lord and your children will have wonderful examples of those who are following the Lord.

Isaiah 60:1-7

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
Glory of God upon me v. 1
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.

This is Epiphany Week
Winter in the north.  Year C
Monday are dedicated in this season to the prophet Isaiah

Seasons of Grace – A Calendar for 2019

Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet.  More information…