December 21, 2021
It’s been a long long year, and This Day, is The Day we can stop, take more than one deep breath, smell the fresh air, and take concentrated notice of the special people around us. Giving praise for what we have and who we have in our lives to share it with.
Christmas is THE DAY! The day the entire world STOPS. In most towns across the country, stores are closed, even most fast food restaurants are not open. Of course, most people do not have to go in to work. The kids are out of school. The roads and freeways are not busy with traffic.
It’s the Day we tend to think far more about others than ourselves. We slow down and hopefully realize the things that truly do matter. Experiencing a comforting and rejoicing peace.
While the commercialization of Christmas has people stressed out, overwhelmed, running in many directions to keep pace with the hustle and bustle, it is THIS DAY, unlike any other, where you really can’t do much more. What is done is done….Exhale :-)
That goes for the miraculous event that is The Entire Reason for This Day.
It’s The Day We Celebrate The Light of The World. The birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, our God who is with us.
How it all happened, who was there to witness it all. And of course, the Hope, Peace, Love and Wonderment of the greatest gift ever given to mankind...The birth of our lord & savior, Jesus Christ. O Come, Let Us Adore Him.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. - Isaiah 9:6
Too often we forget what we have right in front of us because we are always focused on where we’re trying to get to and what's next.
It's important to STOP once in awhile and be thankful for how far you have come, appreciate all you have accomplished, and enjoy the ones that have accompanied you on this journey.
I hope this Christmas week, and especially Christmas Day, you experience rest and great joy found in peace that God offers.
It is A Most Special Day I personally Don’t Want to End.
May your heart, mind and spirit be FULL This Christmas Day!