All is calm…

Silent night! Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright,
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child.
Holy Infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight;
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing, Alleluia.
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!
*

For some of us, everything is ready and the house is relatively calm. But for others, there is a lot of last minute hustle on tap for today.

It all depends on what is happening in life at the moment. And yet, it is important to press the pause button and choose calm. I prefer less hustle, but that probably has to do with how busy things have been for the last six weeks helping everyone else get their Christmas gifts in order due to our business. It is a wonderful change in pace to go from long working days to just shipping out a package or two a day and spending more time with the kids and grandkids.

Nearly all is calm here in my neck of the woods. We don’t host a huge dinner because we don’t have the space. That’s okay with me because these limitations contribute to my calm. They also limit my distraction from the true celebration here. The gifts and family time are fun and precious. But…

Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!

When I ponder these words, the what is and what isn’t in my life takes a back seat. Christ, the Savior, is born! Christ, the gift for the whole world, is here. His salvation is a gift for me. And this so very personal gift from God is an incredible treasure to me.

Christ, my Savior, is born.

Come, Lord Jesus!
Liz

*by Joseph Mohr, 1792-1848

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PrayerPoints by Liz

PrayerPoints is typically a Lenten project and a chronicle of God working on my heart and mind. It is always a process. God is always teaching me! I am American born with Hungarian blood. I make plenty of mistakes but I am forgiven. Each day is an adventure.

2 thoughts on “All is calm…”

  1. In years past Christmas were times when I was required to work either as a RN or as a daughter born into a family that held the belief that women completed all the household chores. I did my part,but the holidays were a blur of either work or work or work. Now, I tremendously miss my family, some, my parents, aunts , uncles and a cousin are deceased, they are celebrating Christmas with Jesus , others live too far away to travel for a holiday visit. So my holidays are quiet, more time to reflect on what this holiday means. Truthfully I don’t miss the work part one little bit! It is snowing outside, perfect for this time of year. I will complete what is necessary and then contemplate Jesus’s birth. A simple stable, a devoted mother and father, courageous beyond my comprehension, the impact that God decided to favor me with, my beloved Savior. Merry Christmas to all especially the newest family members! An important PS there is a new book out titled” Wake Up Woods” perfect for the littlest ones ! And you too, the illustrations are beautiful.

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