Dark and light became a guiding image for our wedding and reception. Over the years both of us have experienced the reality of John 1:5. In our darkest His light came.
Now His light is not always what we imagine...the clouds parting and the sun rays gleaming, rather it tends to show up hidden-like and in ever increasing g l o r y. Sometimes it burst forth out of nowhere, but often it's like the Central Coast in June. The fog overlays the light and the sun shines, you know it's there doing it's work but the darn fog comes and tries to dispel the light. But then the sun comes stronger, brighter, and the fog gets thinner but is still there until finally the sun shoots out and the fog just can't take it anymore and disintegrates leaving the warmth and brilliance of the light.
Now looky what we have here....
The light that will gleam and illumine how to love an 18 year old son. The light that will reveal and release us into creating new life and having a child. The light that will discern next steps and homes and jobs and trips.
And so when you come and sit in our home you may just see two fun lights. But we see a sacred symbol, a little of Jesus in our everyday, popping in to say Hi, I'm here. I'm with you. I'm for you. I'll lead you--now as I did then.