Sunday, December 4, 2011
Christmas This Year
My house is clean, my tree is decorated, my shopping is almost done, and I'm enjoying a dark, lazy Sunday evening listening to Indie Christmas on Pandora. Christmas heaven! There is more decorating I could do, an endless list of Christmas goodies I could make, and fun parties I could plan but this year I'm trying to chill. I'm trying to savor the season with rest, quiet and reflection. This Psalm caught my eye today:
Psalm 131- I Have Calmed and Quieted My Soul
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with his mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
To have a humble, thankful and calm soul...my prayer this Christmas season.