Good morning, DearHeart.
We spent yesterday with my brother’s families at Gram and Papaw’s. The neighbor’s friendly donkey let us pet him through the fence for a while providing a dose of country entertainment. Our great niece, Maggi noticed his coat had a cross on his back … a donkey like that likely carried Mary to Bethlehem.
Russ and Alana’s son, Turner is serving our country in South Korea, so we were not quite complete without him and Taylor, yet so over the moon proud of their courage and faithfulness.
Mom’s house was chaos all day and as I’d walk by she’d grin and say, “listen, to all the chatter!” Pure joy… compounded by Angels hovering and loving every minute just as much as we did.
“Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!’ (Luke 2:13-14 HCSB)
A heavenly host surrounds you, too. You can’t see them, but they are there.
Your focus is on your demands …
To do lists.
102 irons in the fire.
End of year wrap-ups. Stop it.
In the back of your brain, an old Christmas Hymn calls.
Make yourself stop and breathe.
And, breathe again.
As your life has a destiny, your day also has a destiny….even as it is spilling over with your
you can choose to take control.
Close your eyes.
Listen for the ‘Joy to the World’. Or, simply hum ‘Silent Night’.
‘Away in a Manger’.
‘The First Noel’ …
Be absorbed by every single sound and innuendo.
Let your heart be transported to the very edge of the wooden manger. Peer down on your tiny Savior. Press his soft cheek next to yours.
And, be controlled today by your true destiny.
It’s all about Jesus.
It’s all about eternity.
Listen. Then really hear.