Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What would they think?

some days I have more on my mind than just business. I think of many things throughout my day... what I have to do next, about my kids, hubby, what God says about me.. just all sorts of things.

So, I figure I will write about it here.

like today, I was out shopping with my daughter, trying to finish up a few Christmas things.. and I look at all the people around me shopping. Buggy's full of toys, gifts, food.. and I wonder, Lord.. is anyone thinking of you? Is anyone thinking.. ya know, we should just spend this day without all the gifts, toys and such and just celebrate Jesus. Now, I'm sure there are some, but how many? Guess that's something I will never know.

Do I love Santa, YES.. very much so.. but I look at him as the spirit of giving.. And I have found that over they years I look at the holiday different. The kids are grown or teens and I wonder, what would they do if I said.. this year, let's not do gifts, but just a dinner and celebrate Jesus? I'm sure most of them would say.....no way!! We want the stuff... and how sad is that... it takes getting things to celebrate the day of Christs birth.

One thing I know, they will get older and they will come to the place and time in life that I'm at and say..... you know, we should just celebrate what they day is truly about and that's about the one who was born to die. The one who came to give me life.

Do I think everyone will agree with me, no, certainly not.. but I do know at one point and time we all ask.. why do we stress so much? why do we put ourselves through all this? And they will want to spend this time celebrating LIFE and the simple Joy the day can bring.

What is my prayer for everyone today?
For them to see the joy of the day and how just being together can bring so much to our hearts.

"Oh Holy Night"
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining'
Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees,
oh hear the angel voices

Oh night divine,
Oh night when Christ was born

Oh night divine, Oh night
Oh night devine