Look Up



Is anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed with the busyness of this time of year?  Christmas is one week away and I have been feeling like I have not had time to quiet my soul and reflect on the true meaning of  Christmas.  With Mom’s health issues earlier this month and Little One having back to back illnesses, I have been very busy just getting through each day.

One thing I have always liked to do on Christmas Eve after the kids are tucked in for the night is to look out the window at the winter night sky and gaze at the stars and remember that first Christmas night.  I feel so close to God and am filled with a deep sense of peace as I look at the stars.

If I wait for life to settle down before I take time to focus on the meaning of Christmas, it might pass me by.  So I’m not going to wait!  In the midst of my busy life, I’m going to take some time out this week to slow down and reflect on this glorious season and what an amazing gift God gave us that Christmas Eve so many years ago-Baby Jesus.  Even before Christmas Eve arrives, I want to slip away and look up at the night sky and feel God’s presence.  I also want to take the time to share God’s love with others this Christmas season.

So if you are feeling frazzled and anxious, I urge you to take some time to bundle up, step outside, look up and feel the peace of the quiet night sky calm you and the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with hope and joy!