Today I lit a Christmas candle
moving from a bountiful Thanksgiving week of thankfulness, and all those daily reflections of what I am thankful for to advent – to a season of bountiful joy.
Advent is a time of preparing for the expectant waiting and celebration of the coming of Jesus Christ. It is a time of rejoicing in His birth. It is a time we thank Him for the precious gift of Him so long ago – a gift we have to cling to every moment of our lives knowing He is coming again. He is the greatest gift,
the greatest illustration of joy, and our greatest source of joy.
It only took a few minutes to run upstairs and grab a candle as I rushed up from my morning study and read my first Ann Voskamp free no-stress manifestos – great reminders for each one of us and a gift from Ann for this December.
I am waiting Lord. This December will not become a production in my home, in my life – it’s all about You! May I remember that not only this Christmas season, but every day of the year. May I reflect this day as I decorate for this season only on You.
May I look at that candle, that crown, that Jesus candy cane, those joy ornaments and be reminded of You, the Light and know I am the light in my home and everywhere I go. May I shine for You.
I pray you catch a glimpse of the Light, of His light.
Remember He is the reason for the season.