Every evening before bed, my hubby and I walk around the house unplugging all the Christmas lights, and then each morning, we make the same circuitous route plugging them back in. It would be rather ridiculous, if they weren’t so beautiful. One minute, the tree is dark and drab, and with one quick electrical moment, Presto! Beauty and sparkling lights everywhere. The same old, same old house turns into a beautiful winter wonderland. 🙂
Some mornings, I forget to plug in the Light. You know, the Light that turns me from drab Lisa into Presto! Lisa. And my power source is always available, and never has outages unless I don’t plug in. Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) Light extravaganza. 🙂 Slainte, Lisa
We thought that the sound system had finally given up on us…the trusty sound system that had carried voices and instruments for concerts over the last 20 years had had enough. There was no electricity in the outlets at the outdoor venue in which we were setting up…no time for a sound check before the electricity finally surged back into the lines. A horrible buzzing sound emitted from the speakers.
Last night, we set the whole system up again in our dining room. And lo and behold, we discovered that we had put two wires in the wrong places. The good old sound system sounded crystal clear and was raring to go. Which of course prompted an impromptu concert at home for my poor children to have to listen to. 🙂
Being hooked up to the right source is crucial; our energy flows, and we feel alive and well and purposeful. Having our wires crossed, or connecting to bad sources, leads to confusion, unusefulness, and no direction.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10b)