With photography, as an illustration, discover the power of seeing the light. God reminds us that “light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” Discover how you can see the light in your own life. Pick up a camera if you’re so inclined, but, more importantly, make sure you prioritize God’s light in your own life.

Discussion Questions

The words of the prophet Isaiah stir hope in anyone who has been walking in darkness. Read Isaiah 9:2. What does Isaiah mean by “light” and “darkness?” How have you most recently experienced those opposites?

We first see the light by being aware of the light. In what sense is awareness a spiritual discipline?

What sections of scripture can you point to that remind us that God never changes but He does change the way He works with us? Why is it vital as a Christ-follower to always be open to the unexpected from God?

Just as our experience of light changes (warm light, cool light, muted light, bright light) so does our experience with receiving God’s light. How have you experienced the rhythms of God’s light in your own life?

Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. How would you describe the different seasons of life? Where does our desire for the eternal come from (v. 11)?

Rhythms of light also include darkness. Where is God when we face heartache or confusion? What is God’s desire toward us (see Numbers 6:25-26)?

Further Reading

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A Call to Action

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A Brand New Day

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