This is the month. The month of Christmas pageantry which we all love and enjoy. This is a time of year near and dear to our hearts….
- the lights
- the trees
- the Christmas plays
- the music
- Christmas outfits
- family photos
- the cards
We can make much of Christmas. But is it about Him or more about us? I wonder if it has become a means to showcase ourselves:
- how we can give to others
- how large (or how many) gifts we can donate
- how well we can sing
- how beautifully we can decorate
- the goodies we can bake
How much of Christmas can be about us? Perhaps even rooted in pride, making us feel a tad bit better about ourselves. Maybe even deceiving us into thinking that we are good, better than we truly are or ever can be.
Yet this morning, I found myself questioning …. Is He always in the midst of it all? Can He truly be found in all this activity?
As the days pass in a blur of busyness and of doing, can I miss Him? Just Him?
I am thinking of Elijah and the manner in which the Lord Himself appeared to him.
Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.”
A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before the God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper. (1 Kings 19:11-12, MSG)
He was to be found in the quiet whisper.
Praying that I find Him in the whisper during these days.
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