Adventures in Thanks-Living

Living the gift of life one breath at a time

Longest Night

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. — John 1:5

Read:  John 1:1-9, 14

Ponder:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflect:

Well, the world didn’t end today. Surprise! Surprise! It was the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in south central Pennsylvania it was a chilly, gray day complete with a few snow flurries. Night settled in all too fast, and the wind has been howling through the screens ever since.

The good news is that in a few hours, dawn will break. It may be another gray winter day, but the promise of shorter nights and warmer days begins tomorrow. The darkness will never permanently be with us. There is always hope and light and love.

Thanks-Living:

Give thanks for the light. Do something today to spread a little light and a little love. It can be as simple as a smile or as generous as a gift of time or resources. You know the needs; you can be that light.

Photo by Balaji Dutt. Thanks!

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3 thoughts on “Longest Night

  1. Ah, the longest night of the year, so that was why the world was supposed to end. We had too many bills to pay for the world to end. It might end today as Hubby sleeps from his night shift and I’m too sick to entertain the kids so I am thankful for the “light” in the refridgerator illuminating the bowl of left over icing from the birthday cake that I will put out for them to eat to buy me some relax time.

  2. Reniva R. Riessinger on said:

    God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. Jesus is the Light! The greatest command is Love! Let us love others and point them to the TRUE LIGHT!

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