“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:4-5
Fixing the light in our living room a few days ago was a mental game changer. As soon as we had light, the children wanted to be in the room. We started a new read aloud and played board games for hours. We all gravitated toward the light, the ONLY light in the main part of the house. (Aside from the flood light we have been moving back-and-forth between the kitchen, dinning room and living room… does that even count?)
Light makes us feel safe.
Nothing is hidden in the light.
It feels like the light is pushing out against the darkness. The light wins. Always.
But light comes from its source, and stays near its source. If we walk away from the light, even the most powerful blaze can’t follow. And then there is darkness.
We left a place filled with light – a thriving spirit-filled church family, the best damn neighbors in the world, and real friends who love us and our children. (Watching my children say goodbye to their friends was the worst. The worst.) It felt a bit like walking away from a light.
But aren’t we lucky to be able to carry the Light with us wherever we go! We get to carry The Light into the world. A light that even darkness can’t even comprehend!
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” John 1:9
Day 12 in the house
I took the kiddos to church with me and we were blessed beyond measure by Rudy again. This amazing master electrician worked with Brad for 12 hours to get light to our kitchen. (Yes, 12 HOURS.) That includes the oven, dishwasher, fridge, and outlets galore. All for free. (Yes, FREE.) And, remember that handyman who wasn’t-quite-an-electrician? Rudy found all his errors… I was happy to hear all the live wires in the attic were safely sealed up and/or routed in the correct direction. (Yes, live electric wires in the attic that could have BURNED the house down.)
I spent the day building ALL the drawers for the kitchen. One step closer to a kitchen sink. It’s possible we can have a semi-working kitchen in two weeks. Wouldn’t that be grand?