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Walking in Darkness

Walking in Darkness

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light." ~ Isaiah 9:2
                                               

It's darker here, in Connecticut, than I expected.  I think it's all the trees.

I just moved a month ago, and it's funny.  The darkness took me by surprise, even though I've lived in New England before.

I took my dog for a walk in my new neighborhood, where the sidewalks are non-existent.  I've been told--and have no desire to discover for myself--that bobcats and coyotes like the neighborhood too.  I keep my dog close.

For the first few days it bothered me, this darkness.  And then my eyes adjusted.  Even if I forgot my mini flashlight at home, somehow I could still see.

There's no dualism here: I'm in favor of Christmas lights and hygge candles and happy lamps for those who get blue this time of year.  But I also know that the darkness has things for us too, if only we give it a chance.

Christ's light doesn't actually need light to be seen.  It just needs eyes that are willing--willing to see in the dark.

-SH

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