When Josh and I were dating, we used to take a drive each Christmas (I think there were 3 before we were married) and choose the best, most unique or most creative outdoor light displays and take a picture of it. One of my favorites was a perfectly outlined dump truck, quite an unusual sight in the darkness, but somehow it just captured my imagination and I found myself looking forward to it each year. That family doesn't light up their truck anymore, but we still enjoy driving around the neighborhoods this time of year. We haven't taken the time to photograph our favorite pick in quite awhile but for the past few years, I've been wanting to get a picture of this nearby home. The other night we were passing it and realized we had the camera with us. This is a charming home in the daylight and they have made it a stunning masterpiece in the twinkle of Christmas lights!
The tradition of outdoor lights (and this house in particular) remind me of this passage in Luke regarding watchfulness:
"Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning." Luke 12:35