Missing Christmas lights
I was missing Christmas lights on Longview fire stations again this year.
Even though the Christian lights inception during 17th century Germany had a Pagan beginning (small candles used to light the trees), Christmas lights have advanced to the way and reason used today.
European Christians displayed a burning candle in the windows, visible from the outside of the house, indicating the house was a Christian home.
During a visit at the LA Zoo Lights, I saw 500,000-plus lights with some themes with displays symbolizing the light of Christ; for Jesus is the light and hope that he brings to earth.
I have heard many state that we are a Christian nation and Longview sits in the Bible Belt, but these lights are taken from us Christians. Los Angeles is not in the Bible Belt, yet the city provided such a great display for the reason we celebrate Christmas.
Christians, please stand for Christ so that we cannot watch our Spiritual values slowly diminish.
— James W. McLemore, Longview