It is an interesting thought process to 'make room' to strengthen our relationship with God, through the Son whose birth we are celebrating, especially with busy schedules made busier by the holidays. At the same time that IS what God is asking us for. Time to be with God, celebrating the birthday, strengthening the relationship and listening for what God is calling us to. I'll ask you what I asked people yesterday, to at least think about and listen for, what is God asking us to 'let go of/give up' so we can make 'room' to be with God? As you are opening the gifts, from friends and family, what are you giving Jesus wose birthday we are celebrating?
Now I'm going to go spend some quality God time with my quilting and other needlework projects. Time to s-t-o-p and listen for where God is leading for the New Year.
I repeat --- MERRY CHRISTMAS!