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Fifth Week of Lent

Fifth Week of Lent: God is Light

5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:5-10)

How difficult it is when the electricity is cut off for us and we are surrounded by complete darkness, unable to do any work whatsoever… But when the electricity returns, the darkness disappears and the light comes that helps us to do the usual things.

Here the Apostle John mentions that darkness and light cannot exist together at the same time and place. Likewise, the believer in Christ is likened to the one who walks by the light. He must also act according to the light of Christ. His life and actions must reflect the light of Christ, who dwells within him, to others.

In the second part of the reading, the apostle urges us to confess our sins because God is faithful. He will forgive us all our sins and purify us from every sin, when we return to Him with true and faithful repentance.


1. How can I walk in the light with God and other people this Lent?
2. What areas of my life do I need to invite the light of God to shine on as I journey towards Easter this year?