when everyone else sleeping
I tiptoed downstairs.
The day had gone by too fast it seemed.
All this racing back and forth.
My soul longed for that holy quiet.
I plugged in the Christmas tree lights.
to see them filling the room with light;
filling my heart with cheer.
I knew that it was late but somehow this was what I needed most.
Like a bird yearning for the skies
my soul longs for peace.
The clock ticked in the background as I sipped a warm cup of tea
and enjoyed the moments.
brightening the darkest hours
and reminding us of the One Who said
“I am the Light of the world.”
Time seemed to stand still for me as I stepped into the beauty of the moment.
Sleep could wait.
This was too special to miss.
I sensed in the holy quiet
and joy of Christmas.
It’s there for all
but somehow too many miss it.
I almost did.
As I sat in the darkened room
with only the Christmas tree lights on
my mind wandered back to Christmases of old.
Tomorrow blended with today
as I heard those beloved voices from the past.
Sounds that I will always treasure for as long as I live.
In the stillness of the evening
and there I received some special gifts.
The warmth of His Presence.
The song in the air.
The peace the beckons all of us to step forward towards it.
Take time to be this Christmas.
Yes, to be all there
letting your heart receive the gifts of each day
thousands upon thousands of gifts
of His Love and Grace.
With open hands and open hearts
join me in receiving the gifts
and with thankful heart your life will be filled with light too.
Light that shines with an inner glow
no matter how dark the circumstances.