Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent
For in you, O Lord, have I fixed my hope;
you will answer me, O Lord my God. Psalm 38:15
We are two candles into Advent and I crave more light.
Yesterday I bought another strand of lights for the Christmas tree. There were enough lights, but I wanted an abundance. I wanted the lights to sparkle and wink and delight. I wanted the colors to dance on the walls in the evening hours and in the pre-dawn black.
I do not want to hurry the season. I do not want to lose even a single day of waiting in expectation. I do not long for the summer sun or the hot sand of a beach somewhere. Rather, I bask in the warmth of a soft sweater, savor the silence of early night, and relish the illuminations that reach out with encouragement and promise.
I want to see and yearn for the light that shines in the darkness.
Two candles lit. As the darkness lengthens, the hopefulness of the light expands, undaunted.
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Copyright Anne E. Kitch 2013