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Our God is one — unity.

Our God is three — diversity.

Our God is three in one — mystery.

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Listen

God said, “Let there be light.” And so light appeared. God saw how good the light was. God separated the light from the darkness. God named the light Day and the darkness Night.

There was evening and there was morning: the first day.

Genesis 1:3-5

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Think

Why are we so often afraid of the dark? What is it about darkness that makes our imaginations run wild with the scariest things that could happen or the worst-case scenarios? For God, “even then the darkness isn’t too dark for you… because darkness is the same as light to you!” (Psalm 139:12)

Our God is the God of day and night, light and darkness. One is not better than the other because both are part of God’s good creation. We need not fear the dark because we know the One who rules it. We also know that it is God who brings light from the darkest of places. The next time you find yourself gripped by the fear of darkness, remind yourself of these truths, breathe deeply the breath of God, let the fear settle, and know that God is with you.

Casey Cross

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Pray

God of light and darkness, warm me with your light. Let my life reflect your light to the world. Open my eyes to see you in the darkness. Help me remember your presence there and the ways you call me to be with those who may be trapped in their fears, worries, or heartbreak. Amen.

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Go

Work for unity.

Engage diversity.

Welcome mystery.

Casey Cross

Casey Cross is the Young Disciples Director at Hope Lutheran Church in Eagle, ID. She is honored to walk with people of all ages and stages of their faith journey. She loves to cook with her husband, laugh, read, listen to music, write in her blog: caseykcross.wordpress.com, and cuddle with her dog.

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