Saturday, December 7, 2013

Quiet but smiling...

(Sharing this pic because it shows some things that make me smile!)

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
 ”Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

My heart is quiet these days.  
My Christmas decorations are subtle.
My creativity with words and gifts - limited.

{This from the person who at one time led the charge for a Christmas light display
that encompassed our whole church campus!}

I actually started crying in Staples this week because it reminded me that I wouldn't be doing a Christmas letter for my parents this year.  What's up with that?

But - quiet and limited and subtle aren't bad.  
It's a time to listen.

It's a chance to "learn the unforced rhythms of grace".
It's an opportunity to "learn to live freely and lightly."

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

Yep, just sharing another smile…. my most favorite part of the light display still shines
every year because of the faithful labor of some very wonderful people!

1 comment:

Joyce Kathleen said...

Real, honest, hopeful, well-written... excellent. You are a wonder,