By Conference Minister Diane Weible
I did something this year I’ve never done, I put up my Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. I did it because I have another round of days on the road between Thanksgiving and Christmas and there would be so few nights at home during what is my favorite time of the year that I decided to step outside the calendar and do something different.
The timing of it was quite appropriate as I put them up on the first day that Daylight Savings Time ended. Now, when darkness falls so early in the evening, I have extra light to illuminate the night.
This light offers peace and hope and reminds me of the times in my life when God’s light has shined bright in the times when I needed it the most. I am always amazed at the way light can make such a difference in the darkness. Yes, I may have exchanged my Fall decorations for Christmas decorations but I continue to give thanks for the reminder that even in the darkest times God’s light shines and brings hope.
During this season of thanks, may we all find opportunities to bring light to the lives of people we meet each day, whether they be strangers, friends or family.