As I was wondering what I was wondering about, one of my favorite Christmas carols came on the radio.
Silver Bells. What a lovely song.
It’s always been one of my favorites, but for some reason it made something within me sit up and take pause.
I suppose it was the second stanza that truly got my attention; it goes like this:
Strings of streetlights, even stoplights
Blink of bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch
See the kids bunch
This is Santa’s big scene
And above all the bustle you’ll hear
Year after year, I rush around gathering gifts, get them wrapped, figure out the logistics of making the rounds to all of our family’s homes, scour hoards of holiday recipes, decorate, and generally just wear myself out.
Oh I rush home with my treasures alright, but all too often I forget to take a moment to reflect on the true gift of this holiday season.
I’ve noticed that when life gets crazy busy, my time with God gets pushed to the back burner and the busier I get the farther away I seem to go.
I can get so wrapped up in ‘Santa’s big scene’ that the true beauty of this season gets lost.
God saw our needs, which were great, and then selflessly gave us the most precious gift ever….His Son.
The beauty of this season has many representations, gift giving, blinking lights, beautiful decorations, time with family and so much more.
I think it’s time I remember why I’m celebrating and reflect on the greatest gift He sent for me, to me, and that He asked me to give away…LOVE.
And that’s my one minute mind