week during the turning of the light in Jasper, Alberta, noticing the glory of the skies, and most especially the snow-capped mountains.
These days, the sunrise doesn't hit the peaks until after nine a.m., and the sun was low at four in the afternoon when we finished hiking, or skating on Pyramid Lake. Little wonder, with less than seven-and-a-half hours of daylight.
I love that so many Advent and Christmas songs are sung in this darkest time of the year, because so many of them speak so beautifully of our longing for Light. Christ as the Light of the World. This one included...
Dayspring from on high be near,
Daystar in our hearts appear!