sharing from my heart to yours
So I’m not completely sure I’m supposed to be writing anything today as I attempted twice now and my computer keeps doing funny things on me and closing out! Grr. Computers can be so irritating. Especially since you KNOW it’s ALL the computers’ fault! J
Oh and also, if any of you have subscribed to this blog with the RSS Feed, or have linked or added this blog as a favorite, you may need to re-do it. I renamed the page ‘Whispers of MJ’ instead of ‘Blog by MJ’ and realized this may have caused some technical problems for some of you! Sorry about that! Guess that’s what I get for trying to be more creative! J
So… on to my intended post…
Luke Chapter 2 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Life is crazy hey!? You know that feeling you get when the events you have planned, anticipated, and scheduled around come and go and you didn’t even realize it? With Christmas looming before us, I can’t help but feel that way.
It seems every year we pack our days full of activity and rushing around. And every year, when the holiday season is over, we say… “Did that just happen?!”. That sinking feeling of letting moments that should be treasured slip through your fingers unnoticed has been clear to me these days. I can hear myself already talking about how I can’t believe it’s already 2010!! Why is that?
We know full well the date each day, and somehow we let those days slip by without a thought. This week, as you get caught up in Christmas activity, pause… no wait… STOP. Stop and consciously decide to give each moment, each conversation, each loved one, each memory the attention it deserves. Don’t let the rush of Christmas sweep you away as it has in years past.
Don’t you think that we are losing our focus? Do you think that when our Holy God sent His precious Son to us that first Christmas so long ago He intended us to celebrate in this way? The meaning of Christmas is Jesus. It is love, celebration, awe, humbleness, thankfulness, and giving. May you and yours remember that this Christmas season. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays steal away those precious moments. Don’t let this week go by without thanking our God for His Gift, without reading the Christmas Story, without connecting to those we love. Remember what truly matters.
Merry Christmas to each of you from the deepest part of my heart.
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