When I was growing up, there were occasions when I was required to memorize Bible verses-Sunday School, Bible School. Mostly, I remember the gist of them, not necessarily the exact wording or which Book and verse it comes from.
Right now, heading in to this Christmas season, I am thinking of Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”. (I remembered that part of the verse, but had to look up where it came from.)
What it is bringing to mind is those days when snow is gently falling or the air is heavy with it about to fall. You seem to be in a separate world. Outside noises seem muted or hushed and it becomes very magical and special.
It is easy to get caught up in the bustle of holiday events, shopping, decorating, and gift wrapping that we don’t have time to enjoy what may have more meaning.
For me, in that hushed, alone time, I can focus on what is really important this Christmas season.
I am thinking of:
A touch, a hug
A smile, laughter
Doing for others without expectation
Friends and family
I plan to spend time being still, so I can connect with God, and his Son, and remember the real reason we celebrate this season.
And that is what I wish for you this season; to have some time to Be Still, and connect with what the season really means to you.