Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Populus, qui ambulabat in tenebris, vidit lucem magnam

Christmas is coming. I am waiting for it. Advent is a time of waiting, of hoping, of dreaming, like the people of Israel, long before the promised Messiah came. I too, walk in darkness, I dream, I imagine things different from what they are, I even dare to hope a little. Christmas is a time for rejoicing, a time of fulfillment. Christmas is light banishing the darkness, happiness banishing sorrow, a promise kept. I wait patiently for Christmas to come on my island.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. Isaiah 9:1