[Oxford63] Let there be Light
srmadeleine at communityofjesus.org
Sat Dec 12 15:07:49 MST 2020
To my Oxford Classmates
All the Light You Can not See is an extremely popular book and if you have not read it, do so! Sometimes, a routine activity can bring light. I went out one December afternoon in the falling darkness to charge up my little scooter which carries me faithfully across the Community to the craft house and my lace studio on the second floor. My scooter is a one person operation and reminds me of my adventurous days in Taiwan where I rode a 50cc scooter like all the missionaries, a somewhat harrowing experience where easily 100-150 bikes would be stopped in their own lane at any given red light in the city of Taipei.
The sister who has given me use of her scooter said there was no light. Too bad, as I like to do lace in the evenings and days are short in winter New England. The escapade begins, trying to charge the scooter in the outside plug, trying not to ruin all the perennials which just might return in the spring if I don't trample them but I must still reach the plug precariously situated at the edge of the house hidden behind a bush. Plug connected! I return to check if the scooter was in fact charging and there ....lo and behold is a small switch with a symbol of a light, no language or words needed! The scooter was no doubt made in Korea, Japan or even China. Photos are the universal language. The scooter has a light but where? A thorough search did not divulge its location and turning the switch ...nothing....a mystery? I go away. I return several hours later in the dark and lo and behold there is a light shining from the scooter! Is that how it happens? Complete blackness in our lives, no way to switch on the light, we go away, surrender and then like magic God shines His light and the pathway ahead seems clear. I am filled with awe and wonder.....The physical scooter light is hidden beneath the basket. With a simple touch, the light turns down and shines out on the path. No more scary trips from the lace studio, literally in the dark. I am amazed.....I test the switch a couple of times as if to convince myself....I am right. Sure enough! Let there be light. May the light of the world bless you. May you have eyes to see!
Blessed Christmas and Holiday
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