Where Love Shines: An Epiphany


Love can take many forms.

A gentle hand on a feverish brow.

A knowing smile across a crowded room.

A deep breath that swallows a word best left unsaid.

And once, in all of human history, love took the form of a star.

And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,

until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.

They were overjoyed at seeing the star,

and on entering the house

they saw the child with Mary his mother.

They prostrated themselves and did him homage.

Then they opened their treasures

and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

From Matthew 2


In the darkness of the world, love shone through even brighter. That, too, is the nature of love – the darker the night, the brighter the star. With that in mind, I would like to invite you to join me in “The Love Project” (http://heidihesssaxton.wordpress.com/the-love-project/), a series of posts, quotes, and stories that showcase the many kinds of human love, and how that love images the love of God in the world. If you have a favorite quote or story that you would like to contribute, please either post a link on the website, or send it to me at Heidi.hess.saxton@gmail.com.

This project will continue every day through Valentine’s Day – and possibly after that, if enough people want to participate.  Each day I include a little “Today’s Love in Action” step to help you shine a little brighter in your corner of the world. I hope you find time to join us . . . and maybe leave a comment!

God bless you!


About Author

Heidi Saxton is an author of several books and columns. She and her husband Craig are adoptive parents of two children. Her "Extraordinary Moms Network" has special relevance to families of adopted, foster, or special-needs children. Heidi is currently writing her thesis for a Masters in Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

  • Noel Fitzpatrick

    Brilliant idea. Thanks!

  • Love can take many forms…today’s love in action – thank you for this Heidi. So many do not understand the richness, the depth and the beauty and the varied expressions love can take…I will pray that many will join your ‘love project’ –I will, peace and God’s blessings, Sam