November 02, 2006
A Light In My Window
One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to drive around my neighborhood at night so I can admire all the beautiful lights. The glow from light makes me feel all warm and happy inside. I try to imagine what the families are doing inside these homes. Some gathered round the dinner table enjoying a meal together, children playing happily, stories being read at bedtime, life being celebrated and enjoyed.
The light from a lighthouse serves as a beacon to ships who need to find their way home. What better way to say "welcome, this is home" "we have missed you" "you are loved" to others than putting that single light in your window? This is not only something that can be done during the Christmas season, I like to do this year round. Something that is so very simple and easy to do, yet so very meaningful, as well.
The light could be a beacon for a wayward child who has left your home but not your heart. "No matter where your travels might take you, you will always have a home here." "We will never give up hope, we will always love you."
The light could be a symbol of waiting for a loved one far from home. "We are waiting for your safe return." "We miss you." "We love you" "Hurry home!"
The light could represent a sign to people who are weary. "This is a place of comfort and rest. "It is here that you will find peace."
The light can be a signal of friendship. "Welcome dear friend" "We cherish you." "It is here that you will find fellowship." "Let us break bread together."
But, most importantly, that light can represent to all that you know who is the light of the world. And without a doubt that is the brightest light of all! Do you have a light in your window?