Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Well, it's finally here; Christmas.
I have to stop and wonder sometimes where time does go! It seems that we just had Christmas!
This morning, after I had showered and done my Morning Devotions, I was sitting on my couch under my loft-bed; it was still dark, the house was quiet, I had soft Christmas music playing on my CD player, my Christmas lights were on, creating a soft red, blue, green and orange glow, and my cat was sitting in my lap. "Where had time gone?!" Only yesterday-it seemed-I had been sitting on the couch with my dad, brother, little sister and mom, opening presents and having a great time.
For some reason, I'm not that excited over Christmas this year; I guess that it's because of all of the different changes that have gone on in 2008. I know that you can never understand my feelings, but I'm sure that you have the same thoughts of your own.
But, no matter how we feel, we still need to be happy and cheerful to brighten other people's days. If we're down, then the others around us will most likely be too! As daughters in a family (or sons, whoever is reading this,) we must try and keep a good countenance, or else we'll only cause frustration and strife.
In the coming year of 2009, look back on your life, and if you can see an up-ward climb, then BRAVO! I cheer you on! But if you see a down-ward, slippery slope, then I encourage you to pick up the Bible that is gathering dust on your shelf, and read it through thoroughly, studying every word--after all--it IS God's letters to us.
I have been looking back on my life, and have seen a slow, curvy, rocky, tiresome climb up a horrifically steep mountain; I am no where near the top! Not even half way, but, by God's grace alone, I can make it...and if your situation is like mine; you can too.
In 2009, let's start that climb upwards to our Lord, and "Become more and more like Him."
Have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
In Christ Alone,