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Celebrate the Word

Day 4: Writing Toward the Light
Scripture: Genesis 1:14–19; Matthew 5:13–16

Meditation: The cycle of days and nights is simple and natural. Our lives—temporal and eternal—are built around cycles of darkness followed by light. Satan is the “prince of darkness.” Jesus is the “light of the world.”

Christians need to write toward the light. Writing toward the light does not mean all your messages are cheerful, or that you avoid confronting darkness. It does mean your writing is redemptive at its center. When readers finish your stories or poems they find themselves walking toward the light, toward Jesus Christ.

Prayer: Lord, make me a redemptive writer. Help me reflect “the light of the world” in every word I write.

Creation Activity #1: Recall a dark moment of your life. Write a brief story or a poem about it as vividly as possible, being sure to move it toward the light.

Creation Activity #2: Get up early and walk toward the sunrise.

          Go to Day 5 of "Celebrate the Word"

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