Love surrounds the Christ child. Shepherds draw near. Angels adore him. Wisemen arrive with gifts. His birth is a miracle. We watch thousands of years later for angels. Lo, Christ is among us. Seek where love is, for there ye shall find him.
With care and trepidation, the shepherds are watching their flocks under the stars, when an angel proclaims to them there will be a holy birth. Imagine you are there when the baby comes. Fear becomes awe. Your heart fills with great joy.
Joy is found in waiting. Observing those standing in our midst for signs of His coming. Tending the fires of our faith. Being the shepherds to lost souls. Staying alert to hear the angels proclaim the advent of Christ among us.
In peace we watch and wait for the baby Jesus born under the Bethlehem star. In complete silence, the world holds it breath. Behold there are tidings of joy for Christ will come again. We watch and wait for peace.
Hope finds me in darkness, shining its light, illuminating pathways through challenges I face along my journey. Hark! There’s mystery in the air! Angels proclaim Christ will come again. With anticipation, I wait and watch.
Seek balance. It takes strength to sway and find the center again. Formed by God’s gentle hands, our hearts and minds are opened to life in its fullest moments, bound together by love and not hate. Shaped by our faith, we can bend and not break.
As I walk with Jesus this holy week, there is brokenness around me on all sides. The world seems out of balance. I feel at loss for what to do. Stir in me the compassion to bind the wounds of those who cannot feel your love.
Light shines through the cracks of my brokenness, illuminating my soul, my life, my all. My spirit is renewed by love so amazing, so divine. Though the journey is fraught with danger I fear not, for my times are in God’s hands.
The sanguine truth about uncertainty is we cannot know what is about to be. The future holds the answers. When we look back, we see clearly what was in a cloud of unknowing… what is and what was, but not what will be.
Move closer. Open it. Walk through the door of uncertainty, boldly with intention. The window offers only a glance of the present moment. The world cannot stand still forever. Open the door to God’s kingdom on earth.
In times of confusion, the mind is like a rushing river. Focus with awareness, guiding thoughts to something kind. Hear the voice of God in the wind, letting energy flow unhindered into the joy of an uplifted heart.