Daily Archives: December 26, 2012

Shining Moments

Love came down at Christmas

and still does.

It wraps its arms around us

like the pink blanket that I wrapped around my precious daughter

on that night so many years ago.

It covers us with amazing Love

and keeps giving and giving.

I find myself increasingly aware of need for Him

my total emptiness without the Lord.

Christmas time

sparkles with hope and healing for all.

A little one in upstate New York

recovering from critical surgery.

My heart rejoices with this family.

Another family celebrates the birth of their little daughter.

Joy

Peace

Glorious good news.

But the greatest of all

is Jesus.

We sang Happy Birthday to Him this year.

Did you? Chocolate cake. Candle shining in the dark.

And now as I watch the snow fall outside my upstairs window

covering all the dirt

my heart beats with wonder and praise.

What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What can make me whole again?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh, Lord,

cover us again with your righteousness

Your sacrifice

Your love.

Christmas is more than just a day.

It’s a spirit

of love and glorious heavenly joy.

So today as you continue to celebrate Christmas 2012

Hold your family close.

Treasure the moments

and more than that.

Linger at the manger

letting some of the mystery become yours.

Christmas is not meant to be wrapped away

packed away,

stored away.

No, Christmas joy is a fragrance that lingers

adding meaning and purpose to each moment of our lives.

His heart invading yours and mine.

His Love touching us at our deepest needs.

Strengthening us for the journey.

Becoming everything to us.

Some say

He is reason for the season.

Yes, He is not only the reason but also the Heart of Christmas

the Christmas Song that keeps singing.