I wanted to add a page to this blog; something that was light, fun and relevant for the week. I do not have a heavy heart, but there is a depth of what comes out that may make this page a challenge for me. I am afraid I have already failed! The cartoon below is not really light or fun, but it is relevant for the days ahead, I was looking for something that would make me laugh, and therefore might make you laugh too. Chances are if you are reading this we have laughed together at some point in life. .
This is the season where the gift of Jesus is celebrated. Next Tuesday is the climax of the season and the day where the intensity of emotions
is at it peak. It is a tradition around here to read a pop-up Nativity book
with our kids before we open gifts. It sort of sets the mood . . . for a time.
But without a proper disposition of heart, moods waver. And below is what I want the disposition of my heart to be, what I desire the disposition of my kid's hearts to bear, and what I pray that the disposition of the heart of my home will be for us and all who enter.
I also pray for your heart. Christmas brings it's challenges to the hearts of many who are lonely, who hold on to unrealistic expectations, or who have experienced loss this year. December 25th tends to magnify emotions. That is why I couldn't pass this cartoon by. Deep satisfaction in the Gift of Jesus and a recognition of God's goodness must be unwrapped on Tuesday to defeat the woes of dissatisfaction that will try to creep in. It is a gift that we have the privilege of unwrapping everyday of the new year ahead.