Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Time Again

The morning was a bit crazy because of the kids two hour delay due to snow, ice, and rain that fell from the evening and early morning sky. I had the best intentions to get a lot of things accomplished around the house and maybe a bit of Christmas shopping done. But then a small remembrance came to mind…it was Wednesday… and at 10:30 am a Bible study which I have wanted to attend was scheduled to meet.

I quickly pushed the thought to the back of my mind. But as much as a tried to squelch the conviction to visit this gathering of believers, the more the thought pressed forward urging me give up my agenda for His. It was not an audible voice, but an embrace of sorts which nudged me in a certain direction. I was left with a choice. Would I choose to listen or choose to ignore and continue to do my own thing? I am happy I choose to listen for many blessings awaited me in the smiles and love I received from eight individuals God personally wrapped to give to me this day.

It’s Christmas. There are presents to buy, gifts to wrap, cookies to bake, cards to send, and trees to decorate. In the hustle and bustle of the season, have the gentle whispers from your heavenly Father gone silent? He beckons you to come, but you can not hear because you choose not to listen and instead choose to be busy. Matthew 11:28 states,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Come to Him this day and sit at the feet of Jesus and have a quiet moment with Him. He longs to love you if only you will let him. He is crazy about you and delights in your love for Him. He has many gifts which wait for you to unwrap just as He gave me today. But it is your choice. Will you choose Jesus?

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