Synopses & Reviews
In Lighted Windows, Margaret Silf draws from the Christmas story about The Little Match Girl. One winter night as the young girl stands outside in the cold, she strikes several matches, imagining each blaze of light as a lighted window. Through the windows she glimpse joy as she watches others go about their Christmas preparations. This book of 37 daily meditations helps readers glimpse joy as it takes them on a spiritual journey beginning with the first day of Advent and continuing through Epiphany, January 6. During the first three weeks of the journey, readers look into a series of windows that offer glimpses of God's guidance, trust, and wisdom. During Christmas week, the "windows" open wide, inviting readers to enter into the heart or the mystery of God's coming to earth. As the journey moves during the fifth week to the Feast of the Epiphany, the windows turn into doors and beckon readers to enter into a world that is waiting and longing for the touch of God's love upon its broken heart. Each days reading begins includes a brief scripture passage, a reflection that helps readers connect the Bible story with their own life, and a prayer. The book also features a helpful guide for small groups wishing to make the Advent journey together.