Wednesday, December 23, 2009
While we are now back in Central California to celebrate Christmas with family, we first stopped off to visit our daughter and new son-in-law in Las Vegas. We had a great time. Mark got to do a ride along with Donnie, who is a police officer. Mark was impressed with the grace that Donnie extended to the homeless and others who live along the dark edges of all the glam of Vegas. My daughter and I enjoyed the glam. So different from my life, but a fun experience.
We were also pleasantly surprised at the community they live in. They live close to the mountains on the northwest side and it really is quite lovely, especially at night. During the day, brown and drab may rule supreme, but at night the place really comes to life with light and color. They lights spread out before us like a sparkling, jeweled tapestry seeming to cover over all of the darkness.
Christmas celebrations and traditions often include light. Some of my favorite memories are candlelight Christmas Eve services with the church darkened except for the glow of candles on expectant faces. For, " In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." John 1:4,5
May you comprehend and be filled with His light. Blessings and Peace. See ya in the New Year.