Sunday, December 22, 2013

Advent



The sun sinks low in the winter blue sky, there is time enough to pick fresh greens and berries to surround the Advent candles.  How fast these four weeks before Christmas have gone by.    Christmas is such a fun and busy time of the year.  Full of anticipation, of shopping for or making the perfect gift for a loved one.  There are special foods to be prepared and so many family get togethers, that my heart feels full already.   But tonight, I take a little bit of time apart from the hustle and bustle to sit and reflect on the deeper, the spiritual aspect of this holiday for me.  It seems as though each year that passes, the holiday grows more commercial, more about getting and spending, then it is about celebrating the birth of a man that gave to the world a way of peace, a way of hope.

2 comments:

Carole said...

Very nice decorations ! Here too, Christmas will be a simple one and we haven't bought a single present yet. Told the girls we would do that later in January and they agreed. So we'll concentrate on a nice meal and fun family times.

Loretta Parker said...

We will celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior at our house. I have followed your blog for many years and really enjoy it, thank you. Have a Blessed and Merry CHRISTmas!! Retta in Georgia