Actively Waiting for Peace

My Window on God's World

The people who walked in darkness, have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined…

Those words, from the prophet Isaiah, are the very first words that I spoke as a worship leader, about 25 years ago. It was Christmas Eve, and the confirmation class was leading the early service at the church I attended; at 35, I was the oldest participant. I will never forget the awe and wonder at proclaiming those words as the call to worship that evening.

The people who have walked in darkness, have seen a great light! We are not seeing that great light here in the northern hemisphere… we move deeper and deeper into the darkness of winter for another 20 days… but the darkness holds promise… the promise of life held in limbo. Just like a child grows deep in the darkness…

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