Lent Reflection Sunday, March 1
When my three daughters were little, all of them were afraid of the dark. One day, I bought a night-light at the hardware store; a little plastic Jesus. “Maybe this will ease their fears” I thought. That night, just before bedtime, I plugged the Jesus light into an outlet in the hallway. My little girls looked in awe at the small, dazzling light. “Mom…” Rachael, my youngest proclaimed; “Jesus is shining!” From that night forward, they all slept soundly. Are you facing darkness in your life? Don’t be afraid. In the hallway of your fear, Jesus is shining!
Written by Nancy Jo Sullivan
Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.