Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Star- December in Focus

 "God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy"

The whole season. It's a lot. 
A lot of time. A lot of work.  A lot of stuff.
My season has been  bright. Lots of parties, lots of plays, lots of love.  I visited a friend I haven't seen in 8 months.  I saw Stars Wars with my dad. I enjoyed reading a scripture at church when we lighted the fourth advent candle. I have scrambled to find gifts, I have struggled to get over this lingering flu. 
And I wonder. 
About 2016. 
My future? That's scary.
I look back.  
My year? It's gone and  I miss it.
I want to go back and relive my summer. What a joy. Church camp, I miss you! My cousin Lyssie's visit in June, I want to see her again. Visiting Houston and a newly married friend? It's gone!
My heart aches for the past. Nostalgia envelopes.
And I tremble a little at the future. Whats it going to be like? Will I be disappointed? What if 2015 is the best it will ever be?
And then I slow.
I breathe.
That babe in the manger. Now HE had a lot to worry about! In the starry night, the whole world rested in Mary's arms. And I know. Say no to the past, Say no to the future. This is the moment to focus on.
This is Christmas.
Our guiding star, the reason we have HOPE (like an anchor to our souls-Hebrews 6:19), let my gaze rest on Him. 
And if I follow my Christmas Star?
 What have I to fear?

Nothing. I can rest. Like Jesus did. That first night. In Mary's arms.

Dear Readers, you are some of my 2015 Blessings.
 I appreciate you.  
If I do not hear from you via comments most of the year, please drop me one now.
And may you find some bit of rest in the next few days.
Fix your gaze.
Yes indeed.
Upon your Christmas Star.

With all the love I can give,


1 comment:

  1. This is a beautiful post Lexi! Thank you for the reminder to set our eyes on Christ during this busy time, and always.
    Sweet photos of your decor, and great carol choice! :)
    May you have a truly merry Christmas!