And I still love looking through Ideals today. Sometimes I will share quotes or poems from them here in my Christmas kitchen. Today I spent a few minutes browsing through an issue I had bought after Christmas, I think it was last year, and found a poem by James Dillet Freeman that spoke to me. Here it is:
Isn't that beautiful?
I'd like to suggest, though, that we not wait until Christmas day to prepare our hearts and brush out those cobwebs. We ought to be doing that right now.
Once we have those cobwebs cleared out and the windows clean and shiny, the light within will indeed shine through and draw others to the Light of the world.
"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light." (Ephesians 5:8)
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
So many more thoughts spring to mind as I consider this poem. Maybe I'll share them another time.