This photo was taken earlier this month at Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia. It reminds me that during Advent, we wait in quiet and darkness.
Lord of Light, our only hope of glory,
your radiance shines in all who look to you. Come light the hearts of all in dark and shadow.
O Root of Life, implant your seed within us, and in your advent draw us all to you,
our hope reborn in dying and in rising.
For you, O lord, my soul in stillness waits;
Truly my hope is in you.