Have you experienced some of the joys of this season yet?
I did this morning.
Early this morning I drove to our local Walmart with my two daughters.
My list was short but I needed to have time alone
so we split.
I went one way – cell phone in hand
and they went another.
Well, I can’t reveal what department I went to
or the secret would be out
and that would spoil all the fun.
But I found what I was looking for
picked up some accessories and headed to the checkout.
On my way
I wrote a text
but just as I was sending it I hear
the most beautiful giggles.
A mother always knows the sound of her own.
My eyes looked up
immediately resting upon my daughters.
The ones who give my life so much meaning and joy.
God’s special gifts
to love for Him.
A second of recognition and they quickly turned
down another aisle.
That was the deal.
I was not to see them
and they were not to see me.
Christmas secrets fill the air.
Closets marked ‘do not enter’.
Love enjoys surprises.
My heart wanders back to that time nineteen years ago
when God was planning the best surprise for me.
A precious baby girl.
But more than that
I think about the wonderful gift of His Son, Jesus.
How the heavenly hosts must have rejoiced knowing what was about to happen.
down at Christmas
giving us a glimpse of the heart of God.
And He keeps doing it again and again
in so many ways.
Love moves in when people often step away.
Love embraces loneliness
and sickness and pain and suffering.
Love whispers your name again and again.
Do you hear Him calling to you?
No matter how great the burden you bear
His Strength is greater and He cares.
The Great Shepherd still speaks today
Calling to one and all,
“Turn to Me and find in Me all you’ve ever longed for.”
Shining moments that brighten the darkest days.