by Artist Eye
Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun. Ecclesiastes 11:7
I recently spent some time reading about the chapel in Vence, France that Matisse designed near the end of his life. The stained glass windows flood the small space with warmth and calm. Ever concerned with the compelling beauty of light and color, the painter considered the Vence chapel to be his crowning masterpiece.
This week I’ve heard more than a few people rejoice at the lengthening daylight. Even those of us who forgot to set our alarm clocks ahead can’t help but begin to anticipate how soon we will celebrate the triumphant return of the Light of Lights.
So lengthen, Oh Lord, our days that we may ever tend towards your own Bright day.