I remind myself that this unfolding of the holiday cannot be found in wrapped gifts. It cannot be bought or made by delicate stitches embroidered on a gift.
This holiday is not a product that can be put on a list to be checked twice and delivered by a jolly fat man in a red suit. This holiday can only be found. It can only be found in the unfolding of the one who IS Christmas into our lives. This holiday is Jesus.
Christmas is the delightful anticipation of the birth of the Christ child who came down full of love. Joy To The World! Love is coming down!
What if we all just slowed down this season to breathe deep and set aside lists and stressful expectations?
What if we all just simply waited with our hearts wide open for the unfolding of the Messiah?
The King of the World arrived without fanfare, parades or horns. He came quietly and gently, just as He beckons to us today…quietly and gently, saying, “Be still and know…”Might I encourage us all to be still and know the precious child who waits for us this Christmas?
There, in the cradling trough, is the Christ babe, and He is still there. Won’t you come with me to see him, to hold him?