|Jack and Caleb|
Where is the joy? Where is the party? Where is the enthusiasm and celebration of faith?
Truthfully, I am struggling to find the joy....fatigue has set in, now apathy. Juggling a busy December schedule is overwhelming and stealing my joy. In this season that celebrates the Christ child, why am I not finding the joy?
It's time for me to push the "pause" button....stop and listen, stop and look around....the joy is there, I am just to "busy" to enjoy it. Joy is everywhere I go...it is in the ringing bell outside the department stores. I hear it in the giggle of children as they stand in line to visit Santa. It is present on the faces of loved ones as they gather around the holiday table. It is present on the faces of the less fortunate that we give to. It is present at every Christmas pageant and in every Christmas carol we sing. It is in every reading of the nativity story.
"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
A big hug to my friend Sandi, for her reminder to me yestereday of where the joy is...it is right here, right now! Hope all of you are pushing the "pause" button at least once a day and not losing the joy.