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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Sunday, December 5, 2010

And the Light Shineth in Darkness

My friend Sharon redecorated her dining room last spring and generously gave me her old chandelier. I love chandeliers with lampshades, and have been waiting for months to decorate it for Christmas. As noted previously, we are not going all out on decorations this year in consideration of our new pup Koda-don't want her eating the ornaments! So I used fake greenery and berries with a bit of my favorite red and green tartan ribbon. It's very cheery and festive.

Looking at the pictures of my light reminded me of the Light of the World. John 1:5 says that ...the Light shineth in darkness ; and the darkness comprehended it not. My great friend and Bible scholar, the late Dr. Bert Dearden, used to tell me that the word 'comprehended' in this text would be better translated as over-powered. I love that. Jesus still shines in the darkness; and no matter how dark things appear; they can never overpower His light. So if, for any reason, you are facing dark times during this holiday season; take heart; the Light of Christ is far more powerful than your dark circumstances. Look to Him today; and find light for your life!

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