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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

12 Days of Christmas - Day Six

Christmas is the most loving, giving, joyful holiday of the year. Yet it can be the most burdensome season as well. So much to do and so little time to do it. The voices of expectation vie for our attention. Perfect presents cry out to be purchased. The house and hearth long to be dressed. Parties and program invite us to attend. The list goes on and on. The sad truth is that we can become weary of Christmas just thinking about it.

But, shhh! If you can hush the holiday clatter for just a moment you will hear another Christmas voice, a quiet calling from the Baby in the manger. "Come to Me," He bids.

To help you stay focused on the Heart of the season, choose a quiet place to set a nativity scene (even if it is in the bathroom) and find some quiet moments every day to hold the Baby Jesus in your hands and know that He holds you in His.

Heavenly Father, forgive me for listening to all the
other voices before I've listened to Yours. Help me to set aside time to be with You and to know You're with me. Amen.

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