Finding Light

Phyllis Cherry | Sun, 12/22/2019 - 03:36

THIS: Help me. I can’t see. It’s dark.

THAT: Turn on the light.

THIS: I can’t find a switch. Hurry. Help me.

THAT: Look up and tell me what you see.

THIS: Nothing.

THAT: Look down to the floor and all around you. What do you see?

THIS: Nothing. Wait, I can see a little line of light behind me.

THAT: Walk toward it until you feel something.

THIS: Ouch, I hit something.

THAT: Keep talking and feel for an opening.

THIS: See you did it!

THAT: You saved me! Thank you.


Are you afraid of the dark? Me too. I wouldn’t like being in a dark place where I couldn’t see or find my way out. That is why light is so important in my life and maybe in yours too.

Think about the kinds of light we have in this world. The sun is our source of
light and warmth. The moon reflecting the sun and giving us light in the night sky. The North Star guiding early sailors and travelers and still a pathfinder for us today.

Holiday lights celebrating Christmas and New Year light up our streets,
buildings and homes.

The light and warmth of a blazing campfire or the fireplace at home.

The light that clicks in our brain when we are inspired to create something
new. The artist searches for light in his paintings or crafts. The writer feels the moment the right word or phrase defines his thoughts.

I recently read a fiction book by MJ Rose based on Louis Comfort Tiffany’s life and his obsession with finding light, especially in glass. He was intrigued with glass, precious gems and created beauty that is still admired.


Light is vital to our lives. Think of the things you love best about light.


The spirit of life is the gift of God to all creatures.

Ecclesiastes 12:7


I am the light of the world. He who fallows me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.

John 8:12