"The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light"
So read the scripture verse behind the first window of my Advent calendar on Saturday. I love the season of Advent with its awe, mystery and promise and I thought what a lovely verse this one is to begin with and to proclaim the hope of Advent. I've been thinking about that verse from time to time since then and the line, " I heard the voice of Jesus say, I am this dark world's light" from the hymn below came to mind. I thought about how the hymn reflects a longing for Christ in the face of weariness with the world.
This evening I also read this reflection on light in the darkness from the i-Benedictine blog. I hope you find it meaningful.