Searching for the Light

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As we traveled today, I looked for Christmas decorations and lights.  When the sun set I was looking for the lights.  The lights of Christmas are beautiful!  When it’s dark outside the lights bring a magical touch to the season.
No matter what the house or yard looks like, my eyes always focus on the lights.  Whether they are understated white lights that highlight the home’s frame or multi-colored strands that blink off and on, I love them.  It’s just not Christmas without the lights.
Driving into the night, weary and in pain, I searched for homes that were shining in the pitch dark southern night.  There weren’t that many Christmas lights to see, but I was overjoyed to see the few scenes: bright and cheerful.
As I talked to Hubby, while we were getting anxious to reach our destination, I focused on the superficiality of our society and how it impacts our lives.
We have more distractions than any other time in history.  Our busyness and impersonal communication creates a lonely group of people.  We’re caught up in the drive to be successful, instead of gentle servants.
Trying to follow Christ seems to be more and more difficult.  All the electronic gadgets, toys, and information is here to keep us from real life.
I want to be like one of those few homes covered in lights.  To be the light in someone’s dark night is to be truly successful.  Whether your light affects your children, a group of people, or the whole world, it doesn’t matter.  I believe that God wants each of us to obey Him.
John 8:12  Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life
@2018, copyright Lisa Ehrman

16 thoughts on “Searching for the Light”

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Lisa. I was just remembering when I was very young how my parents and grandparents would take my sister and I out to drive around our neighborhood to look at all of the houses with their lights and decorations. There was always snow on the ground and a feeling of hope and anticipation. It was magic! My children and grandchildren do not experience this sense of wonder. As you said, the day has become so commercialized, it’s all stress about how much money you’ll be spending and what gifts you’ll be giving or receiving. My father was the church organist so the religious aspect of the day was always a big deal for us, church attendance an important part of our celebration. I miss those times

    1. Beautiful memories! Thank you for sharing those. My grandmother was also a church organist and I loved hearing her play during the holidays.

  2. I’m a Baby Boomer but I feel the light is still glowing through all the chaos of modern life! Christ lived in a time of turmoil but His gift to humanity survived and thrived.

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