Sunset rays through a tree near the national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.

Is there ever a time when light doesn’t overcome darkness?  I know some would debate this.  However, this was my thought after looking at the photo from one of our grandchildren during our recent visit to Washington, D.C. 

Each state within the U.S.A. was represented by an array of trees decorated in unique designs. Atop one tree is a star illuminated with the sun, practically not noticed through the camera’s eye.

As I ponder this image, I think light shining so bright.

The one who is Light of the world has indeed come, whether we accept it or not.

The one who loves unconditionally lives today, not contingent on our belief. 

How far does the light reflect shining from afar?

It permeates the universe – down to the micro abode.

Some light provides singleness of color, lighting the ornaments scattered around.

While some lights provide color – like in a tree – for those who behold.

The Light that came into the world still shines as bright,

Unless we cover it to diminish its way.

May we accept the light that shines today,

And not hide it under a basket, nor suppress its glow.

But let His Light shine throughout our being,

By simply accepting the gift of Light and Life within. 

The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1 NIV)

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12 NIV)

Let the Light of Christmas and this special holiday carry over in our lives as we reflect true Light and Love to others about us. 

Blessings and love along the way,


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