by Mark Weinrich
At dusk, dozens of Great White Egrets gather to the island. As light seeps away the lake is smoked glass and the white colony glow like torches and lanterns stretching out into the night, a search and rescue party heading into the dark to reclaim the lost. As their shimmering fireworks disappear the splendor of Christ’s light reminds me when brothers and sisters gather we are more than individual candles shining with inspiration on Christmas Eve. Every time whether by two or three with fires rekindled, we can head out to find those desperate souls trapped within this deepening night.
Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 130 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.