Look to the Light.
On his last night with us after Thanksgiving, our youngest son, Axel, lured me out at dusk to walk across grassy fields and wonder at the brilliant light of a sinking sun - the underside of swirling clouds sweeping down from the mountains. What a gift to stand to look and wonder!
As the axis of the earth shortens our hours of daylight, Christian faith invites us to turn toward the light. The bible tells us that God enters the world with flashing light. Glory.
Wait, watch, expect, wander, wonder, follow, yearn, learn, search, anticipate, prepare.
Light will shine. Light will shine on us. Light will shine in us. Light will shine through us. Christ will be born. The earth will be blessed.
I pray that our faith in Jesus Christ will shine in ways that invite others to step “out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
How will God surprise and bless the world this holy season?
-Elaine J. W. Stanovsky