Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It's That Time

The song tells us that "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year." And it is, if we can get past the deadlines and tasks we impose on ourselves.

We've enjoyed the cool-down (if you live in that part of the country--our own projected highs for the week include 80s). Once we got used to it, we have learned to tolerate early morning sunrise and early sunsets. And since we've become disgusted with the NFL, some of us have rediscovered college football (besides which, it's just a few months until baseball spring training commences). But amidst everything else, suddenly we've looked up and discovered that Thanksgiving was upon us, followed almost immediately (it seems) by Christmas and New Years. Where did the time go?

I don't have to worry about cooking--that's Kay's thing. We aren't sure of the schedule for who's coming to which house for each of the holidays--that will be worked out, change, get settled, change again, and eventually take place. Even the decision about Christmas presents will be made. But during all of that, let's not forget why we celebrate this time. (And I don't want to hear stories about the Winter Solstice and the lack of snow in Judea--let's just say that this is the time that's been chosen).

Anyway, that time of year is upon us. Some of us roll with the punches, others will have anxiety that keeps sleep at bay, but let's not forget the reason for the season. When we think of that, everything else seems to fall into place. And that's as it should be.


Patricia Bradley said...

Yes, it is that time of the year! We will put up the huge stand for the Singing Christmas tree the Sunday after Thanksgiving and my knee permitting, I will help. I usually put the bows and bells on and climb to the very top.

I'm thinking about serving at the Christmas meal a ministry does each year on Christmas Day.

Richard Mabry said...

Patricia, thanks for your comment--and I hope your knee holds out.

Paula said...

Yep. Jesus is the reason for the Season ! Whether some recognize it or not. I’m looking forward to our Christmas Eve Service. We have been giving to charity in our relatives name instead of sending gifts. Of course the grand kids get a check to spend how they want. But I still have over a hundred cards to address! Merry Christmas! Blessings!