Hymn #96 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”
[pullquote_center width=”94%”]I want to walk as a child of the light; I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world; the star of my life is Jesus.
In him there is no darkness at all; the night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God: Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.[/pullquote_center]
This text deals with the duality of light, peculiar to religious expression. In the faith view of Christianity, Jesus is a light out front of us, to guide us in the right path. This light guides both our belief and our everyday action, leading us to consider the quality of Jesus’ light to form our own quality of life.
But there is a second aspect to the light that is Jesus. That light exists not only outside of us, to guide, but dwells to light our inner lives. Jesus lives and works in the world, but also lives and works in our hearts, both beckoning and urging. This light guides our steps, and illuminates our souls.
I want to walk as a child of the light.