Monday, December 14, 2009


"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" John 8:12

On an evening near Christmas every year, we line the streets in our neighborhood with LUMINARIES. It's sort-of fun to be out with our neighbors working on this project and helping each other by offering matches and suggestions.

This year, to bring The Light of the World into something that begs to include Him, I offered a silent prayer for someone (or a whole family) as I lit each candle.

I tried not to appear irritated when my neighbor from next door finished her luminaries and then offered to help me light mine. I wanted to say, ", thank you. I'll light them myself. Please go away. I'm busy praying.".... but instead I said, "Thank you, that would be nice!" I still offered a prayer for the four she lit.

The last prayer I said was to thank God for his gift of Jesus!


Misty said...

Pretty! I hope one of those prayers was for me!! ;-)

Kristy said...

How sweet - and I have never heard (or seen) a neighborhood do that. What are they anyway?