Monday, January 7, 2008

The Light on the Hill

Hi all. Sorry I haven't posted for a while---the holidays were crazy. I'm sure you can relate. Among other fun things, most of our family was privileged to attend the Rexburg Temple open house. (Son # 3 is currently in Canada serving a mission) I thought I would share a couple of the pictures that were taken that night. The first one is a picture of our family standing near this beautiful building. The second is a picture I took a few minutes later when we drove around to the front of the temple. Below is a poem I wrote commemorating the occasion.

The Light on the Hill

A beacon of peace
In a troubled day
A light in the darkness
Revealing a way
To survive the turmoil
The strife of life’s fray
Offering hope
With its calming array.

This lighthouse is calling
Sounding alarm
Pointing the way
To steer clear of harm
Providing shelter
Safe and warm
Eternity beckons
When ships disarm.

Calming love
Abounds inside
Only felt
When stripped of pride
Soft answers serve
To inspire, guide
This light on the hill
Can turn life’s tide.

Cheri J. Crane
January 7, 2007


Ronda Hinrichsen said...

I'm sooo jealous! We were going to attend that open house, too, but the weather prevented us from traveling. I'm sure it was wonderful.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful poem.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Ronda, I'm sorry you didn't get to attend the open house. It was a wonderful experience. But I understand about the weather. We've endured one storm after another down here in Bear Lake. The roads have been nasty.

Tristi--thanks for the compliments. =) It is indeed a beautiful temple.

Shellie said...

That's good!