In the mid-1980s, the hotel chain Motel 6 employed Tom Bodett as their spokesperson. Tom ended every commercial with "We'll Leave the Light on For Ya."
It was a slogan meant to convey a sense of hospitality and welcome. With a heavy twang in his voice, the familiar refrain communicated a feeling of family. Belonging. Home.
As we look to a service recognizing the saints who have gone on before us, we know in our heart of hearts we will be reunited with our loved ones, and with God, some day. Perhaps they are leaving a light on for us!