"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
"The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned . . .
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
and his glory appears over you."
Isaiah 9:2; 60:2
Praying the Names of Jesus by Ann Spangler has sat on my bedside table, the second shelf, collecting dust for almost a year now. I am going to make it my devotional guide for this holy time of year. It's dusted. I'm going to skip through it, reading more than one day at a time, taking long thirsty drinks of the scripture and the prayers.
Our girls, in their twenties and mothers of young children, want to share Advent with us. We may put the old iron candle ring that was my own Advent wreath as a child and drive to their houses for Sunday night ADVENT. Bill will bring the guitar and we'll sing with the grandgirls, they'll run around in circles, hair flying, thudding on the balls of their little feet, dancing to tunes of the Savior. We sang with our four children, not that long ago. It seems.
Bill's downstairs exercising to Bing Crosby singing "The First Noel" . . . they saw a star . . . a light . . .
Oh, Jesus. Please fill the dark corners of my heart with your pure LIGHT.
It's still dark outside and my soul is ready for the Advent season.
I'm joining Floss for A Pause in Advent. Hop over to her blog and you can read all the participant's posts.