Saturday, December 15, 2007

Is This The End

Soon it will be time to take down the tree, and put away all the decorations. The resolutions set with great determination will soon begin to fade into obscurity, and the rest of January will continue. It is easy to see Christmas and New Years as time of culmination, a time of ending. However, it is important to refocus our attention into seeing this time of year as a blessed beginning. The Christ child in the manger was not the end of the story, it was not even the beginning of the story. It was, a blessed refocusing of what in means to follow God. Christmas morning is the beginning of another time to focus on what God is doing in our world and with us. The new year is the opportunity to break free from the patterns of what was, and claim new ground for what God is doing. Really Christmas should remind us that there is never really an ending, but a glorious continuation of God's plan to draw all people to Him. Eternity is not the present question, the present is the eternal opportunity.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

That's why I like the church year calendar. Advent is a time to focus on the coming Christ, as a tiny baby and yet also as the coming King of kings. Then we move into Christmas and celebrate it for more than 1 day...the church year can be so rich in meaning if we really look into it and think about it instead of by rote.