Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bearing in our hearts, the light...

"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."
~Isaiah 60:1


  1. I was looking at that same moon tonight. Isn't it nice we can see the same moon.
    I have that song the kids use to sing about "this little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine."
    I am glad we can all be little lights in this dark world.
    Have a lovely week.

  2. Beautiful. This reminds me that I must get out my advent candles tomorrow. It sneaked up on me this year! I'm not totally done with the Thanksgiving feeling yet :) I hope you had a great holiday.

  3. Beautiful blessed me...I would say your light is shining bright :)
    Blessings on this Lord's day.

  4. Sophie wanted to light ALL the candles last night!
    I want to punch holes in the darkness, too.
    Remember that from Charles Dickens? The lamp lighter "punched holes in the darkness"?

  5. Enjoyed your thoughts. Shine on little lights, so all my see.

  6. Wow, your post really spoke to my heart. Thanks. xx

  7. I need to show this post to the Man. It's all about the light, really.


  8. What a gorgeous shot of Venus and the moon!

    Your post makes me think of the song we sang in church yesterday - "Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness."

  9. Love this, love all the comments too. Speechless!

  10. Wow Jody -- that picture of moon and Venus is fabulous!

  11. Love these thoughts about light. Shine!

  12. Just beautiful and yes, your light is shining very bright xoxo Clarice

  13. Winter moons are especially beautiful and bright. I see your light shining through your words.



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