O come, O come, O Radiant Dawn! We could surely use some light on this shortest day of the year. It is tempting to give all our attention and energies to the darkness rather than focus on the lights around us each day. Where has God’s love dawned on me? What other bright insights and hopeful inspirations have dawned on me?
Things hidden from the learned and the clever are revealed to those who see with childlike simplicity. I want to learn to see the light, to search for it, to seek out the best in people and situations rather than allow the shadows and darkness to shroud my attitude.
There are many people waiting in darkness. How can God’s radiance dawn through us? Can we be people of hope who prism God’s presence into our places of work, our homes, our communities? Only if we allow the light to penetrate our hearts.
The sun has set on the darkest day of the year. Now each sunrise will mark a few moments more of light- until next June. May we add our own spark of light to that Radiant Dawn.