Isaiah 58:8-10 – Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, “Here I am.” If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
Elton John sang a song in The Lion King called “Circle of Life,” but I like the circle of life offered by today’s passage: Offer someone light, and see your light rise. Offer someone healing, and you will be healed, too.
Healing God, help us be light-givers to each person we meet today. Amen.