We live in a world created by seasons; environmental seasons, calendar seasons, holiday seasons. Sometimes, these various seasons are not quite as compatible as we would like them to be. However, by utilizing our sensory gifts, stirring our memories and extracting our blessings, we can celebrate life in every season.
For me, welcoming Christmas arouses splendid recollections of years past. I find myself dwelling longer and cherishing the process of preparing my home and my heart for the holidays. This “making of Christmas” is much about pacing myself, slowing down as i pause, reflecting on the various attributes of Christmas that evoke in me a place of gratefulness and contentment.
My Christmas To Do List
Digging through Christmas boxes, unwrapping memories past,
Treasures stored and carefully protected, a legacy to last.
Pause to read a children’s book, a tale of Christmas jingle,
Recalling pages turned by tiny hands, cozy as we mingled.
Marvel at the transformation glistening decorations reveal,
Once hidden away are brought to light, their beauty none can steal.
Beautifully wrapped presents; anticipating moments to be shared,
To give and receive with a heart of love, allowing others to know we care.
The music of the holidays envelopes us with cheer,
The sounds of Merry Christmas are welcoming rhythms to hear.
Shaping the house with twinkling lights, shimmering in the night sky,
Festive ornaments trim the tree, a joy to all passersby.
Guests make the trek to travel amid traffic, schedules and costs,
To gather close and share the fire, laughter and memories never lost.
Decorated cookies fill the tins iced red, green and gold,
Reindeer, trees, bells and stockings, eatable creations to behold.
With the flicker of a candle, reflecting silently recall,
Loved ones separated by earthly death, as if lingering down the hall.
In all these places Jesus resides, His life a revelation,
And in this season we honor Him, His birth, a celebration!
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11