Break the silence…

Details are a part of life. My work is very detailed oriented. So is my life. And between my clients and church and the kids, I keep a lot of lists going. Especially now when you throw in the holiday season, I have a lot of lists. A. LOT. OF. LISTS. Besides the every-day work and kid tasks, there’s decorating and shopping and wrapping and Christmas cards and baking and planning and cooking. There are parties and programs and Christmas concerts and Christmas services at church. And this year let’s just throw in this cold/chest thing going on in my body for a month I just can’t seem to shake, and the fact that I have only purchased one Christmas gift so far and haven’t even started my baking, and you have a recipe for panic.

Details are a part of life. My work is very detailed oriented. So is my life. And between my clients and church and the kids, I keep a lot of lists going.

Especially now when you throw in the holiday season, I have a lot of lists. A. LOT. OF. LISTS.

Besides the every-day work and kid tasks, there’s decorating and shopping and wrapping and Christmas cards and baking and planning and cooking.

There are parties and programs and Christmas concerts and Christmas services at church.

And this year let’s just throw in this cold/chest thing going on in my body for a month I just can’t seem to shake, and the fact that I have only purchased one Christmas gift so far and haven’t even started my baking, and you have a recipe for panic.

Shall I go on? Anyone relate?

I find it very ironic that this is the season that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, whose very name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, and yet peace is the farthest thing from our minds.

It’s more like controlled chaos. Anyone still with me?

Let’s take a step back from preparing for a holiday and take a minute to remember what we’re celebrating.

God broke a 400 year silence to bring us good news of great joy. Jesus. God with us.

He didn’t break the silence with doom and gloom and judgment. He broke the silence with shepherds and wise men and choirs of angels singing praises to the One who came to live with us. Live in us.

He broke the silence with joy and hope and peace. Good news.

Sometimes Christmas gets lost in the details of the holiday, and we get so busy making sure we get everything done that we forget to pass along the good news. The joy. The hope. The peace.

There’s someone in your life, whether they’re front and center or in the periphery somewhere, that needs the good news we’re celebrating. That needs the river of life that flows through us.

So I challenge you today just like He challenged me…let’s look up from our to-do list and see who needs Him today. Reach out to someone who’s hurting. Encourage someone who’s down. Pray for someone who’s going through a test.

Let’s keep Christmas from getting lost in the details of planning for the holiday. God wants to use you and me to break the silence in someone’s life and bring them good news of great joy.

#breakthesilence #speaklife #goodnewsofgreatjoy

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