So before you break out
In that much dreaded sweat,
May I remind you–
There’s still time yet!
Time for what?
Time to get minds back on the message of that first Christmas, that which was sung by the angels to very disturbed shepherds.
“Fear not! Peace be unto you.”
I can take a stocking full of that, can’t you?
For many it won’t be the ideal “Norman Rockwell” setting. There have been illnesses, losses, hurts, even deaths.
Let’s stop and think what we still have—so much!
Look through the eyes of children around you and see the wonder on their faces. Have we passed recapturing that?
Someone has said, “Humdrum is not where you are but who you are.”
So true! We see things not so much as they are, but as we are in our thinking!
Every year, I look forward to watching It’s a Wonderful Life, do you? But looking around, there is so much violence and turmoil, and I tend to question that premise.
A wise person said, “If you want to put the world right, start with yourself.” That makes us think!
A few days ago in a mall near me, I heard the sweet voices of a children’s choir. As I witnessed them standing so precisely, I noticed their countenances were filled with excitement and joy. They had not become jaded.
I put myself momentarily into the age they are–I tried to feel as I did then.
I’m too far past that age, but I did pause and remember that to my “Abba Father” I am still a child–precious to Him.
Let’s just snuggle up to Him and really celebrate the rest of the Christmas season with wide-eyed wonder.
So I heard them exclaim,
As I finished my story,
“What a wonderful life!
And full of God’s glory.”