Lenten Devotional for March 2

Being in the Light


Ephesians 5:8-17

Light produces fruit that consists of every sort of goodness, justice, and truth.
—Ephesians 5:9


“You might as well throw that out!” I said in astonishment. My husband had just planted a Christmas gift, an amaryllis. When he opened the box, he had discovered that an eight-inch stem had been growing. Nourished only by the bulb, since the soil was in a plastic bag, the shoot had grown at a right angle from the bulb, and having had no light, it was sickly yellow. Its budding end lay across the rim of the pot. It was a sad sight.

“Let’s see what it will do,” he said, placing the pot in a sunny window.

In only three days something amazing had occurred. The plant had grown toward the light, its color had changed to green, the bud had become pink, and the stem was almost vertical. What caused this? Being in the light, of course!

For years I had read Jesus’ words, “I am the light of the world,” but this plant’s transformation brought me new understanding of the verse’s significance. As we turn more and more toward the Light of the world, we grow, change, and receive new understanding and insight. In time, we can become the persons we are meant to be.
—Margaret Tansley*


Loving Spirit, thank you for Christ, the Light, who came to make clear the way to a truly fulfilled life. Amen.


When we walk in the light of Christ, we grow into who God wants us to be. How can you reflect Christ’s light today?

Credits: *From The Upper Room daily devotional guide. Copyright ©2015. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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