Whew! Merry Christmas!
I didn’t quite make it, did I? I had hoped I would get away to wish you all a merry Christmas before the day was done, but with all of the gift-giving and food-prepping, guest-greeting and holiday-meeting there just was not enough of the day left for blogging! As you can imagine, all week I’ve been racing around town searching high and low for the perfect last-minute gifts for loved ones and grocery-shopping for the holiday meal. I barely had time to clean the house before mom arrived–everything has been a whirlwind!
So, as I was wiping down the kitchen counters and putting away the last of the leftovers, I wondered, what could I say to you all tonight? The day is done. You’ve already opened your gifts and eaten your turkey and pies! Then I looked over and saw the kids sitting around the table, preoccupied with their devices, quiet for the first time all day. In fact, the house was quiet for the first time all day! All that played in the background was a song by the Oakwood Adventist Academy choir called “Rest.” And I thought, how perfect.
After weeks of preparation for a day like today, when the focus has been on everything else, this is the perfect way to end it, with a reminder of why it began, because of the birth of the one who came to give us rest. My prayer is that all of you had a perfectly wonderful Christmas and that in the midst of all the hustle and bustle you were able to find some peace and quiet. Here’s to sweet Christmas dreams and a heart filled with a peace that passes all understanding. Rest, in the truest sense of the word.
(belated) Merry Christmas!
To learn more about the OAA choir and their newly released CD entitled In My Soul, contact director Justin Shane Jordan
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