Written by Don Ratzlaff Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:41
The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah proclaimed, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light” as a prelude to his foretelling of the birth of Jesus, son of God: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given....”
It is both foolish and fitting to call that Scripture to mind in the wake of the “great light” of Christmas coming to Lehigh through the generosity of sisters cities around Kansas who responded to the community’s heartfelt inquiry. (See our Page 1 story.)
Of course, it is exaggeration to suggest Lehigh residents were ever walking in darkness, but it’s true that no resident of our little sister city to the west had ever experienced decorative Christmas lights along Main Street. Until now—that is, if they can figure out a way to pay for the new electric receptacles they’ll need for their light poles.
For the record, we have a hunch the people of Lehigh will find a way to get it done.
The Lights of Lehigh are a gift, both literally and metaphorically. Let the light shine this Christmas for all the world to see. —DR