Thursday, June 9, 2011

Light in the Window

The guest room has been vacant since Aunt Jo left for her ultimate joyous destination nearly a year and a half ago.

Anthony sleeps in here amidst the roses and butterflies maybe once a month when he comes for the weekend otherwise the real estate sits unused.  It is a shame I think that it is unused so I add another light to the windows. 

A light has always been in the front window in this our new home and as long as I can remember in our previous home. 

I wonder often if my children know the meaning of the light in the window.  Do they know why mom has placed the little lamp that begins to glow with the last rays of light and the beginning of darkness all through the night in the window?  Do they know?

The little lamp (to me) is the symbol of love.  Welcome.  Hospitality.  Warmth - most of all love and hospitality. 

I pray the light represents hearts living here that are more than willing to share love and to share hospitality to whosoever would walk through the front door.  I desire more than anything that love, welcome, hospitality and warmth would be evident to anyone entering our home. 

Our children, our grandchildren and whoever else might enter our home - they are the reason for the lamp in the window.

So I pray and I wonder, Lord, who would you send to sleep under the pink rose covered bed with the light that glimmers from the recently added little lamp in the window of the Butterfly Room?  May they find love, welcome, hospitality and warmth evident in this little piece of real estate.

1 comment:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Dorothy,

Oh, what a sweet post. Now i'll be thinking of your butterfly room with the light in the window :) :) Your post really made me smile today :) :)

On a random note, my followers list has disappeared from my blog. So please let me know if you have any problems when you visit my blog. I did report it to Blogger and hoping it will be fixed soon.

Have a great day. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)