Saturday, December 15, 2012

Stop. Breathe. Remember.

It’s so easy to get all wrapped up in the Christmas season and miss the message. Especially with so few days until the big event and I have yet to finish the baking and cleaning and shopping and cooking and washing of windows that haven’t been touched since the Fourth of July.

But company’s coming.

Shouldn’t I be busy getting ready? Shouldn’t I be planning better, bigger, more?

Last night I stepped outside and looked to the ridge above Cañon City. There shone the giant star lit each year for the season. Lesser beams spotlighted a small nativity, and farther down the ridge, three travelers.

In spite of my hurry and worry that star simply shines. And that’s what I need to top my Christmas agenda a simple reminder of a simple child who brought hope and light to harried people everywhere.

Stop. Breathe. Remember.

For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.
—Matthew 2:2 NKJV