Notre Dame, Paris
Lord, you have brought light to my life;
my God, you light up my darkness.
Psalm 18:28 NLT
Entering the hushed stillness of a cathedral always instills in me a sense of wonder. My breathing slows, my mind stills, my eyes widen, my heart responds.
In the darkness hundreds of candles flicker and dance. I've been known to gently drop my coins in the box and light a candle as a way of entering into the holiness of the place.
Something about light captures me, perhaps because I have walked in darkness. But Jesus says:
"the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."
Matthew 4:16, quoting from Isaiah 9:2
So I choose to celebrate the light, especially at this time of year when daylight lessens and nights lengthen.
Light reminds me that though the darkness is black indeed, the Light of the World has already overcome.
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