Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Thoughts

I didn't mean to be away from this space for so long but Christmas preparations and activities kept us occupied and when we weren't busy it was hard for me to put into words what was going on in my heart.

Our "white space" in December tends to fill up pretty quickly and this year it seemed like it was busier than usual. I didn't realize till Christmas was almost upon us that our busyness was our way of filling up the void left by the absence of the grandchildren.

The busyness wasn't all bad. Getting together with friends for meals, Cookie Exchange and Care Group Party were all enjoyable activities. We sang Christmas carols at a retirement facility, participated in the Messiah sing along, and got together with extended family, we never seemed to say no to an opportunity.

I didn't realize what we were doing until a few days before Christmas. Some friends had declined a dinner invitation and I actually felt a little relieved. It was at that point that I realized what we had been doing for the last several weeks. By staying busy we didn't have to think about how much we missed the grands. I knew it was time to stop and enjoy the quietness of this new season we are in and reflect on what we, as Christians were celebrating. Actually one activity that we participated in helped my focus...it was the Messiah sing along. All those voices singing scripture based songs always bring a little chill when I hear it. I always feel like it's a little glimpse of what it may sound like in heaven as we sing before his throne (this will pale in comparison I am sure)

So it's been quiet the last couple of days and it's been okay. We celebrated with our young son and Sweet Lady and it was all good.

Is Jesus enough, if i everything was  gone tomorrow would Jesus be enough. He is the most precious gift we have been given

For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders, and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 9: 6-7

Hope you all had a blessed Christmas.


Debbie said...

I can imagine Christmas this year was a very different affair with all of the grandchildren not there, and I think you did the perfect thing by keeping yourself sooo busy. To put your head somewhere else and concentrate on blessing those around you to keep from focusing on yourself honestly is part of what Christmas is all about. I am glad you had a good one. I LOVE the music you are referring to. Sooo good. We used to have the crystal cathedral around here that put on a spectacular nativity Christmas play complete with real camels and animals and angels flying over your head. The music is was magnificent and I LOVED IT. The best celebration event we went to. I was sad they don't do it anymore. Wishing you a blessed new year!

Oh, btw, being 60 isn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be...lol...it DOES have it's perks.

Stephanie said...

Good evening, sweet friend! It was such a joy to visit you this evening and read about what you have been up to :)

I hope you have a blessed New Year! I am looking forward to following your sweet blog in 2015. Hugs to you!

Creations By Cindy said...

My prayer is that you have a wonderful and blessed New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy