Saturday, November 17, 2012

Isaiah 43:15-16 “I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.  Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters.”

We are quickly coming upon a season filled with wonder and joy.  It can also be filled with activity and busy times that begin to overwhelm and drag us down.  The stores have already decorated for the holidays; they waste no time at all in trying to get us into the Christmas spirit of giving.  As we step toward a national day of thanks let us quiet our hearts and search deeply for things we are truly thankful for.  Take time to sit quietly in thankfulness so that spirit may feed you during the hustle and bustle of the next weeks.  As we prepare for concerts and dinners, parties and guests, let us also prepare our hearts for the receiving of our Lord and King.  It is He that can make a way of dry land in the midst of the sea.  He can lead us calmly and peacefully through the season of rush and run.  As we get ready to step into the rushing waters of the holiday season, remember to keep hold of the hand of our Lord.  He will make our path straight and true to the stable where we can sit in the presence of our Redeemer once again.

It is easy to let the waters of the season simply run over us and pulls us down into danger of drowning.  Help us keep our eyes and hearts focused on thanking you and preparing for your most precious gift.  As we move into the holidays, help us remember the holidays are truly Holy days.  Amen.