Advent is, of course, all about the coming of the Light. But we're not far now from the Winter Solstice; that day in the depths of winter that heralds the turning of the earth from winter to spring – from darkness into light.
I found myself reflecting on this and all the different meanings of the coming of the light. For some it will have a profound religious / spiritual significance. For others it may bring a sense of hope and optimism that from that point in December the days will gradually lengthen as we move towards spring. A looking forward to the moment when the natural world stirs and the first green shoots start to appear above the ground.