Just savoring Him.
And what He did for me.
Besides the obvious gift of the Newborn King, I wondered as I savored, "Why do I love this time of year so much? Why do I hate to see it end?"
And He whispered, "Because you get a glimpse of the way things are supposed to be."
I love that we are celebrating Him by doing things for others. I love that we have an excuse to be nice to strangers without it raising a question of our motives. I love that its ok to just be nice and smile and say Merry Christmas and mean it. I love that it's ok just to give something away.
He whispered again, "You love that people are celebrating My presence"
And my heart agreed, "Yes, that's it."
The season brings our attention to His presence in the world and we grasp it, if only for a few days or hours.
He gently reminds me, His presence can be celebrated everyday. His presence doesn't go away when the tree is packed away, or when Christmas music is out of season.
I must simply be aware of it.
..and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Awareness of His presence will affect my choices.
My word for 2016?
Allowing His Presence to affect my present moment.
What about you? Do you have a word or subject you are focusing on for 2016? I'd love to hear what you have to say!