In this week before Christmas, I find myself finally able to inhabit the season and sense its meaning in…
….the ears of my children, listening as I read stories like The Gift of the Magi and The Christmas Tree Man;
….the hands of my husband, cleaning up the dishes after our belated Thanksgiving meal;
….the smiling faces of the library staff, as we drop off a small tin of candy and wish them a merry Christmas;
….the eyes of the grocery store clerk, lighting up as she talks of how she’s finished her Christmas shopping early this year;
….the feet of the bag boy, walking beside me to our car as we pick up our familiar chatter about the latest sports headlines;
….the heart of my daughter, overflowing with generosity as she spends most of her money on a present she knows will thrill her sister.
The spirit of Christmas can fill our minds and overflow to those around us, but it only comes because HE came – the One who loved the people of this world more than anything else and demonstrated it by becoming one of us and giving the greatest gift ever conceived of, yea, His very life.
May your Christmas be all it can be because of Him.
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Country Gal says
What a beautiful post! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Such a meaningful post, Tracey (as always)! 🙂 We love to read Gift of the Magi at Christmas as well!! Love all that you have taken in and put to words. You are such a blessing to those around you…near and far! Special blessings to you and your family as you celebrate the wonder of God's greatest Gift this year. Rejoicing in His hope! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Merry Christmas to you! It has been wonderful reading your thoughtful posts which have prompted me to search my faith further. What a marvelous gift!