With the flick of switch light is available in most homes around the world. We take it for granted, not realizing how precious light is. Can you imagine, in the not so distant past, how darkness pervaded homes, villages, and cities? Unless one makes an effort to get away from artificial light sources, we don't really know what true darkness is.
Yet we crave light. On our wet coast November and December are the dark months. When the sun does shine, I stand in admiration. Light not only makes things visible, it makes them beautiful. Without light I would be unable to see the faces of my children, my husband, my grandchild.
During this Advent season, I pause to enjoy the light. To drink a cup of tea while sitting in the rays of light slanting in through the window.
And I pause to light a candle. And to remember that the Christ Child came to be the Light of of the World.