by Tom Pappas
One of our cats, Winnie, is a sunlight square evangelist. There is no mixed message when she wants you to come along to rub her belly while she sprawls in the warm brightness. She also enjoys those patches of sun in feline solitude. (Full disclosure: Winnie often tends to hang out under the love seat near a heat register but that doesn’t allow for a nifty Advent allegory.)
I will be using dear Winnie as reminder this Advent, to go toward, and persist in the light.
In The Message, Peterson translates John 1:1-5 this way:
The Word was first,
the Word present to God,
God present to the Word.
The Word was God,
in readiness for God from day one.
Everything was created through him;
nothing—not one thing!—
came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
the darkness couldn’t put it out.
Is there something more important this season than moving toward the light of God?
Is there something more compelling than resting in God’s light – at least for a while?
Is there someone you would like there with you?
Abide in the light.