In the midst of all the decorations
that declare Christmas, lay these
Caleb calls them his “guys”.
I sat on one last night no fewer than
three separate times.
The third time I was not thrilled as
I started searching the space between cushion
and frame to rid myself of any further culprits.
Do these hard and sharp pieces of plastic belong amongst
the twinkling lights that fill this home?
What about another scene depicted in plastic?
Caleb has created the huddled mass gazing
upon the Babe.
Last year, I believe there was a bit of a battle among
members of this group.
This year, Caleb has used the camel’s rope to help
the angel fly.
Do you notice the lowered gift for Jesus as well?
Jesus came for this boy who loves superheroes and is prone
to not put his things away.
He came for this mom who prefers not to be poked by mislaid
sharp objects yet deep down knows,
Jesus is not a Savior for the tidy.
He came to invade our lives.
He welcomes the mess.
He came not for just December 25th but for
each and every day that surrounds the day we celebrate.
Worship Him while the fir needles drop at your feet.
Lift your voice in thanksgiving as you fold clothes while candles dance.
Pause and feel His grace that cannot be held back,
despite our hurried pace and endless lists.
Jesus in the flesh,
choosing to enter the harshness of our world,
the messes, the dusty corners and sharp jabs.
Jesus with us each and
Jesus the Light.
Welcome the Light,
not as one who wants to expose
your junk drawers but instead
wants to bring freedom from the
mountains of “to do’s” and “should’s”.
All the pieces we add to the Christmas story,
that don’t belong and inhibit the Prince
from bringing us sweet peace.
As He tenderly spoke to the disciples,
He whispers to us.
"While you have the Light, believe in the Light have faith in it, hold to it, rely on it, that you may become sons of the Light and be filled with Light." **
Let the Light clear your path and
lighten your load.
Unburden yourself from the weight you were
never intended to lift.
our everyday Light!