I am sitting and watching the morning sunrise after a rainy evening. Grass and trees are drenched of water. As the sun rises each drop picks up the light of the bright orange globe and reflects it to the world around. Dancing, bobbing at the end of each blade of grass gently sparkling to and fro in the gentle morning breeze. Little pearls are gleaming the different colors of the rainbow through tiny prisms.
God, you have treated us in much the same way for the same purpose. Shine your light on me that I might carry your light and have it sparkle in me, and dance in me, and shine through me, that the whole world might see in me a reflection of your love and grace and compassion. Your light might bend me over sometimes by its weight, but Lord, may I carry it always. Amen.
May God’s Blessings be with you,
Stephen S. Bentley
Minister for the Region
*Above photo taken by Stephen Bentley