"As the darkness deepens and winter comes, each week we light one more candle to speak of our hope for the Coming Light. Much has been made of the symbolism of the Advent wreath, each candle given a particular meaning. Actually, it is the action of lighting one more candle in the darkness that bears its deepest meaning. In the face of growing darkness, the church brings more light. Since our sanctuary gathers us in a circle, we imagine ourselves as the wreath, bearing in our hearts the light of Christ."
~from A Wee Blether
As I look at the moon and Venus together, I am reminded that a sliver of a moon and a planet far light years away can light the darkest night here on earth. Can my little light take away the darkness in my corner of the world? This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
"Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you."