I've been thinking a lot about light recently. It helps that so much of the season's scriptures talk about light, and our Christmas Eve services all ended with sharing candlelight with one another. I remember when I was in High School the Pastor worked the entire Christmas Eve service around light, and when it came time to begin the candlelight sharing part of the service he first had the ushers turn off all the lights, even the decorative ones. This left only the Christ Candle still lit. He waited, and waited, and eventually our eyes adjusted to the lower light. That's when he pointed out how much light was shed by that one candle. No, we couldn't read in that amount of light, but we could easily see one another, and could have safely left the building if necessary. That one candle brought an amazing amount of light into that dark space. He then reminded us that we might not think that we make much of a difference in a dark world, or in people's lives, but, just like this candle, we have more of an affect than we think.