Well, it’s finally here!
The Christmas season has crept right up on us. Now how is it possible that Christmas catches us by surprise. After all, as my wife likes to remind me, it comes on December 25 every year.
But this year has gone by so fast, or seems that way to me. To be honest, I’m just not ready.
Usually, I have a few weeks to prepare. But with a busy work schedule (you ought to see my calendar for next week, which begins this Friday), a daughter getting ready to turn 17 (back off boys, I’m not too old to watch after my little girl) and holiday happenings everywhere, well it has put me in a tough and hectic spot.
There are a bunch of Santa Letters to be typed (I don’t want coal in my stocking this year, so I’ve got to get on those quick.)
But last week I was reminded that we still need to slow down and not only enjoy life and the season, but to enjoy the people and friends around us.
What could be so important that we rush here and there and miss out on fellowship with our neighbors.
A near miss for two women I don’t know and a man I think the world of had me thinking, do I really take time to smell the roses (or this time of year the pine cones) and enjoy life to its fullest? Do any of us?
So this week I want to challenge all of you who are reading this to take a few minutes each day to talk with God, your neighbors and anyone you meet. Who knows, it may be the break you need to feel more into the season.I’m just saying . .