life as it is seen from my heart and soul

friday musing

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i sit here at home watching the rain and listening to Christmas music. i know it is the day after Thanksgiving. i know what the culture wants us to do. but i do not do it. as life has thrown its arrows at me and they have been deflected by my faith in Jesus i don’t care about things. i am made to feel guilty by the numerous emails i receive from vendors tempting me to spend what i don’t have. even some of my favorite Christian authors are bombarding me with Advent items and books and notecards that i must have or give away.
i will and have already done some shopping. my adult children will have the things they need under our tree. but that day, Christmas day, is about spending time with them. real time. to be quiet and still. that is all i want, time with them. i do not need stuff. i do not need wrapped boxes under the tree. it is about understanding that things are not needed, but a faith in the unseen Christ child is what we celebrate. we are together because of the work of Christ in our lives, not because of what we buy or spend or wrap.

Author: melinda

a follower of Christ & a Daughter of the Great High King of Heaven disguised as a wife, a mum, a nurse, a baker, a gardener, a teacher, an artist and many things unknown by others.

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