Monday, December 21, 2015

WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS?

I love the movie, "The Grinch"--a story filled with deep meaning--it speaks to my heart.



And then there is the beautiful song, Cindy Lou Who sang, "Where are you Christmas?"  

Where are you looking for Christmas this year?  Are you searching among the tinsel?



Surely Christmas is among the wreaths, tress, glitter and glitz.

Are you searching for Christmas in a retail maze of gifts or surfing the vast web for the perfect present?



Surely Christmas is in the midst of all those wrappings and bows.

Are you searching for Christmas at parties and dinners--in the company of family and friends?


Surely Christmas is the delicious food and good company of others.

Are you waiting for Santa to bring you Christmas?

Photo Credit: Bill Carroll

Surely Christmas is in the magic of the jolly old elf bringing toys down the chimney.

Where are you looking for Christmas?

Much of what makes Christmas special is wrapped in the legacy of Christmas's past.   Those special moments which seared out hearts with sweet memories.  For me that includes-


A stroll under the star filled winter sky in the crispness of the evening--with silent and quiet surrounding me.


A hushed candlelight service filled with carols and wonder in the reverence of the silent night.


The glow in the eyes of my children and grands over the years as they glimpsed upon the magic of Christmas.


The good company of family and friends--filled with laughter, chatter, and general good cheer.

But most especially---I found Christmas--



And a Christmas Night, I will always remember---when I paused in the quietness of my own Silent Night


To remember the glory of that First Christmas Night!

Today in the town of David, A Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lulu...and I am afraid, I need an attitude adjustment as well...many Holiday Blessings to you sweet friend.

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    1. Thank you, Linda-we all get list in the hub bub of the man made Christmas!
      Blessings , Friend!

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  2. Ah ... Christmas. The time when I can be a little nicer to people without pretending. The time when I ask someone "How are you?" and I listen a bit whilst he/she tells me of all that ails them. The time when I put more than just a penny in the church collection on Sunday. The time when I don't try to destroy someone's broomstick when she visits us. The time when I stop for a while throwing dead frogs over the fence into our neighbour's garden. The time I hide the remote control in the fridge so we can all watch my favourite programs. The time to keep an eye on that elderly neighbour accross the road - she is so lazy you know, she has not collected her mail and newspapers for over a week. They are piling up on her front lawn.

    There are just so many ways at looking at Christmas in my household.

    Wishing you all the best Lulu, and may you look at your Christmas with joy and happiness.

    God bless.

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    1. I am always thankful for you leaving me with a laugh, Victor. Perhaps you should check on your neighbor across the road though!
      Blessings, Victor!

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  3. Beautiful message and song. Yes, those are the best of Christmases. It seems growing up that we did put more emphasis on the birth of Christ and the glory and wonder that surrounded it I think we are all too busy now to stop and remember the miracle of His birth. I would love now to have all of my family together and go to a candlelit service in a small church to worship and adore. Wishing you the happiest of Christmases. I am thinking of you and missing my friend. love you

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    1. In the midst of those days, we never realized what we had---but the glory of the day has not changed! Merry Christmas to you, Dear Friend---miss you and love you too!

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