And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of
great joy that will be for all the people."
Some days are full of fear. Fear our children or someone we love will be whisked away from our warm arms without a moment's notice. Fear the possibility of Armageddon, the world's end, may be just around the corner. Fear the Fiscal Cliff will take what few pennies we have to our name and place it in the hands of those we have no authority over. Most of all, simple plain fear that our pearls of wisdom have failed us as grow older and life changes around us.
So, with all this mayhem, what do we have control over? We have control over what is here and now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but the present moment we hold. Each day, each minute is a precious gift from God to enjoy. Not to ponder over, not to analyze, it is not for us to decipher -just pure bliss from God. Sit back, in this moment as you read these words and feel God's arms around you. Feel him cradle you, and caress your hair as you lovingly let go of all your fears. Place them at his feet. Let him take this box from you and renew your spirit.
Now is the time of preparation, my friends- the time of Advent. For it is promised, good news will be full of great joy for all people. Just for today, this week, live in the moment of here and now. Forget all other toils that pull you at different ends. Focus on the meaning of Christmas. Focus on preparing your soul for God's greatest blessing - his every day love for you that waits in his open arms. Take his love home with you each evening to your family. Forget the obligations, and spend a few moments each night doing one of the following with those you love. Feel their love expand your heart as the Christmas season draws near.
1. Grab your Christmas Stories out! Or get on the Internet and download Christmas Stories and share with your children.
2. Share the Birth of Christ Video.
3. Share Christmas Songs.
4. Check out this video and be sure to watch it till the end. If this doesn't uplift your spirits, not much will!
5. On Christmas Eve track Santa at NORAD.
6. Make Christmas Crafts.
7. Make Christmas Cookies.
Enjoy who's around you right now - today - this minute.