A display of Christmas lights

I enjoy
the yards full of lights,
the choir rehearsing the songs
of angels and shepherds.
I love to celebrate
a mother and child,
an overfilled inn
and a manger
…a reindeer?

I confess I get distracted by the trimmings
and forget the Main Story
of Christmas!

So help me see your Light
in my night,
just a little light,
Lord, just a little light.
Help me sing my alleluias
with joy.

For the darkness is so deep
and unrelenting,
But your holy Gift
lifts my heart.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan down to her scarlet-painted toes!

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