The Lantern

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”

Do you remember this chorus popular in the 1960’s?

During the first lockdown, we had many days which seemed very similar, some people went to work and some had Zoom or Teams meetings but our families and friends seemed so far away as day followed a very similar day. You can imagine our delight when one of our daughters sent us an unexpected present. It was a solar lantern of dark metal and cylindrical in shape. Around the curve was a cut-out shape of an owl sitting in some branches. That spring was a sunny spring and soon the lantern was up and running. During the day it sat on the windowsill in the conservatory absorbing the sunlight and at night I put it on the conservatory table where it cast a beautiful pattern across the tabletop.

Truly a lovely reminder of love.

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.