I keep thinking of the word illumine, illumination, illuminated, illuminator, illuminate… to make light, to dispel obscurity, a light shining in the darkness, Inspiration. For me illumination is often accompanied or preceded by longing. So I decided to make the word and/or concept of illumination my theme for December. It seems fitting with the anticipation of Advent, a counterbalance for the darkest days of the year, and most of all the celebration of the birth of the Light of the World.
Spirit of the Living God
warm me with your presence
fill me with your passion
lead me with your light.
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