Friday, December 30, 2011
A new year begins.....
The decorations are put away. The house seems lighter and brighter. Could be that the sun finally came out for a few hours this afternoon.
The fog I have been in seems to be lifting a bit. It has just over three weeks since Mama passed away.
The days have been so busy with cooking, shopping, cleaning, Christmas gatherings, and doing things at my parents house. Yesterday I spent the day lounging around, and it helped me refocus.
As I put away my treasured Nativity scene, I thought about the shepherds in the field, the Wise Men from afar, and Mary-the blessed Mother of Christ. She had none of the conveniences we have as modern mothers, yet she birthed our Savior. I wonder how she cleaned the Christ babe, kept him dry and warm, in that dirty, smelly and dusty place. Do you think she and her mother packed a few soft cloths for swaddling clothes and maybe a sheep fleece for a blanket?
Maybe we will have a chance to ask those questions someday. But, maybe it will not be something we will care to know once we see Christ face to face.
I am grateful that He came to this sinful earth and saved us. How hard it must have been to leave the heavenly realm. Thank you Jesus for such a selfless act.
The world is moving on to a new year. May your days begin with some time in thankfulness to Him, who came to us. Let's start the new year off with continued praise and adoration to our King. Glory to God in the Highest, and Peace, Goodwill, toward men.