Oh Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights keep shining on
So I wrote yesterday about our upcoming tacky Christmas lights tour. While driving around absorbing the bright lights and colors, I couldn't help but wonder what motivates someone to devote so much time and money putting together a light display that, in some cases, involves over a hundred thousand lights.
I put the video below together with pictures from our evening. The song I used is Christmas Lights by Coldplay. It tells the story of a man, struggling with the emotions of a broken relationship, who goes for a walk and finds hope in the Christmas lights strung along the way.
Maybe some of the folks who put together the brilliant displays we saw last night once found hope in a Christmas light display they saw, and this is their way of offering hope to others, if only a flicker. You could definitely feel hope in the air.
It's my prayer in sharing the video below that all your troubles will soon be gone, and that the Christmas lights in your life keep shining on.