Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11; Luke 1:46-50,53-54; I Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8,19-28
Some of you may have read about the small Norwegian town of Rjukan (pronounced roo-kahn) which was in the news a few years ago. Situated between steep mountains, for six months every year the little town is shrouded in semi-darkness as the great peaks cast their shadows over the terrain below. And during the winter months, the only way the residents of the town can get a dose of sunlight is to take a cable car ride to the top of a nearby ridge. That is, until one cold October day when the entire village assembled to witness a miraculous event — for the first time ever faint rays from the winter sun reached the town’s market square!
But how did it happen? What brought the town out of the shadows and into the light? Believe it or not, a local artist devised a plan to install three giant mirrors high on the mountain. The solar-powered, computer-controlled mirrors steadily track the movement of the…
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