Christmas Thoughts

The season of Advent is upon us again

A time of preparation, a time to begin

We see Christmas trees lit up bright

Every day looks more festive, it changes over night.

There are special cards to write and letters to send

To all the distant family and special loving friends.

Some may do baking and share their delight

With a neighbor or friend, to make their day bright.

Then there is shopping for that special gift.

Wondering will I be able to complete my list.

The parties and plans can be stressful at times.

Seems like something is missing, am I losing my mind.

Then a still small voice echoes from above

Saying slow down and pray to accept God’s love.

For in all the hubbub, there is grace and joy

If we only take the time to honor God’s baby boy.

Born in a manger so many years ago

To be the Lord our Savior, little did they know.

The Angels sang, the star shined bright

To guide the shepherds to the stable that night.

Joseph and Mary were in awe of it all

They accepted God’s love and answered the call.

Jesus grew and lived to show God’s plan

The love, forgiveness and peace spread through the land.

So take time this season to keep Jesus in you heart.

Reach out to those in great need and do your part.

Remember Advent is a time to prepare

So let your Christ light shine to all everywhere.

May your Christmas be blessed and filled with love.