Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter Solstice blessings

It's the darkest day of the year.

We know how that feels. We wake today to more news of suicide bombings, this time in Pakistan, killing people at prayer. The war continues in Iraq; poverty and hunger seem intractable in so many parts of the world; we discover yet another example of this Administration's duplicity.

We know how it feels in our own soul and lives. Yesterday, a friend of mine found out he indeed has lung cancer. On the way home from work, my husband and son just missed being in a car accident, and my husband pulled a man gasping from a smoke filled car.

But, it's also the day that light begins to return to the earth. And we also know how that feels -- feeling hope returning to our lives, a rekindling of promise and expectation that things will and can get better. Scripture teaches that "joy comes in the morning."

I choose this morning then to feel hope rekindling on this dark day.

May your holiday season be filled with light.

1 comment:

Miss Kitty said...

Great post, Debra--thank you for the ray of hope.