“Let His Light Shine Brighter”
I’m from the West Suburbs of Chicago–Geneva, Illinios to be exact. I have lived there my whole life. And you would think that after 21 years I would have experienced one of the most beautiful sights of all, one of the best parts of Christmas in the city–the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights. This year, everything changed though. My dad and I decided it would be a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon, downtown together, taking photos of the extravagant, multitudes of Christmas lights. So we went. It was a spur of the moment type deal, but it was totally worth the experience.
As we strolled through the zoo lit by multi-colored lights, some brighter than others, the sky grew dim. And the darker the sky became, each light glowed with a deeper purpose–to light the paths to see. It was then I began singing the lyrics from We Are by Kari Jobe, “We are the light of the world. We are a city on a hill. We are the light of the world and we’ve got to let the light shine.” God reminded me through the simple glow of lights that I too have a responsibility to bring light to someones path.
A little, spontaneous trip to The Lincoln Park Zoo Lights turned out to be more valuable then I could have thought. It not only allowed me to see God’s creation marvelously decorated, but served as a reminder that I must let His light shine through my heart and my life. It was a wonderful way to end a year and begin a new one. Perhaps it sparked my mission for the year 2012, to “LET HIS LIGHT SHINE BRIGHTER.”
Here are some of the moments I captured that evening: