The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
— Isaiah 9.2
Little lights they are, mostly,
strung in trees and tacked along eaves:
small lights that couldn’t light a room,
and yet they brighten the street
and beautify the whole neighborhood.
A small light you may be,
but be a light anyway,
an Advent candle,
a radiant sign of the coming of Christ,
shining Christ’s grace.
Someone walking in deep darkness
will see, and give thanks.
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes