Saturday, December 7, 2013

Advent Reflections for Your Sabbath

If nothing else today, step back from all your holiday activity.  Sit down with a cup of something warm and savor the lyrics of some beautiful hymns and allow yourself to reflect on the truth and love behind this season.  We can lose sight of the heart behind Christmas - God's heart of love for each of us.  But, in an instant, like the man in the pool, like the man who begged at the gates, like the woman who dared touch the edge of his cloak, we can touch Him and remember, and even, like them, receive healing, joy and peace. 

After attending our local Chorale's performance which included selections from Handel's Messiah, I was reminded of this beautiful happening:

And, if you haven't seen this yet, you must watch it (with your kids if they are nearby)

No hymn touches my heart like O Holy Night.  Pause and reflect on the lyrics and let them reach you in untouched places today.  

"Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till He appeared and the soul felt its worth."
Praying your soul will feel its worth in light of His coming for you this Sabbath. 

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