It’s ironic that the colors of Christmas are red and green because that is how I often find myself living this season… GO GO GO—decorate everything, buy presents, make Christmas cards, buy more presents, prepare guest rooms, get last minute stocking stuffers, cook meals that will feed us for days… and then STOP—crash and burn, fall asleep on the couch watching Christmas movies, lying in the wrappings of all the opened gifts. It is both exhilarating and exhausting, but somewhere in this crazy game of Green Light, Red Light, I forget to decelerate.
This season I want my heart to remain on yellow, to slow down and make the time to engage in conversations, linger over brunch with family, appreciate the time it took others to wrap and the thought they put into each gift, and most importantly I want to experience the fullness of awe and wonder in the anticipation of the celebration of the birth of our Savior.
God has been revealing to me how important it is to slow down and be present in the moment. This season of Advent (reading this amazing book) has challenged me to wait on, pause for, kneel before, and slow down to adore our Savior who arrived in a manger. (Sidenote- As I end 2015, it is so amazing to see God bring my attention back to what he has been trying to teach me all year on how to BE)
This Christmas let's put on the brakes of our hearts and happenings to savor in the grace and mercy of Christ Jesus who came down to us & is coming back for us.
Praying you have a joyful and restful Christmas!
P.S. - Full "What does the yellow light mean?" Video