Lights – Camera – Action


I sometimes wonder if the neighbors two doors down put Christmas lights on their backyard trees anticipating how much my husband and I would enjoy looking out our deck at them. The snow covered white lights are so sparkly at night; it’s gorgeous.

I also wonder why Grissom (a character on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) used his flashlight during an investigation. He should have just turned on the room lights. I can’t count how many times I yelled at him and his fellow investigators during that show.

I get a kick hearing my husband tell stories about his amazing Grace, his hunting dog. His face lights up as he relates her search for pheasants in icy water, the delight in seeing her point her quarry; the admiration of her instinctive hunting talents.

Lights are everywhere: in photography studios, on vehicles, in doctor and dentist offices, at construction sites, inside your stove, on the movie set. Faces light up when a loved one gets off the plane, when a child shares a work of art, when the sweetheart gives the ring, when one receives a sincere compliment, when the three-pointer swishes through the net.

“Light” is frequently mentioned in the Bible.

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet And a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105


So Jesus said to them, “For a little while longer the Light is among you Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. John 12:35

“For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I have placed you as a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the end of the earth. Acts 13:47

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Perhaps 2017’s New Year’s resolution should be: This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine! Let it shine!

In His Grip,

Jeanie Shank


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