Refinishing woodwork gives me time to think. Recently, that led to the list of things undone in my houses. We have no room for the Christmas tree this year, so I’ll be “constructing” one on the wall.
In the quiet hum of the heat gun, my heart stirred with the reminder of what I really want for Christmas. To relish my walk to the van in the quiet dark after 11:00 Christmas Eve service with the hope the dawn brings. I want to have a heart anxious and ready to worship the newborn King on Christmas morning, and to joyfully sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus with my grandbabies for Christmas Day celebration. I need the peace that we sing about and pray for in my home, our community, our nation, our world.
My home is far from a Norman Rockwell scene this year with no glittering or perfectly placed decorations. But leading to the 25th I pray our focus is on daily Advent scriptures, prayers for hope, peace, joy and love to reign, and that Heaven and Nature will sing at what our hearts offer the newborn King. Christmas Blessings to all!