Well, it’s been months since I’ve posted. Sooo, I’m not sure if any of you are still around to read these thoughts of mine. But, it is a NEW year, so I thought I would resolve to write a little more regularly here at Burning Bushes.
This morning, I woke up to Christmas decorations still hanging, bags from vacation yet to be unpacked, and floors that are crying for a good vacuum. But, after doing just a bit of tidying, I decided to stop and write some thank you notes to the many people who blessed me and my family this Christmas.
It took longer than I expected-to try and say, ‘thank you’ in a way that was meaningful and actually heartfelt (something beyond the ‘thanks’ my kids reluctantly pronounce after several promptings).
The cards aren’t much-handmade and not too beautiful. And the words aren’t going to move anyone to tears, but saying ‘thank you’ did a world of good for me this morning. While the responsibilities of life may seem to hang on me like the ornaments still dangling from our dying tree, stopping to be grateful seems to bring new life and perspective to the day.
And as I say thank you for the gifts of time, hospitality, toys, and good food, I can’t help but think of Christ-whose miraculous birth in that humble manger and whose hideous death on that horrible cross bought for us all these common and special gifts. And so with all the cleaning and organizing and resolving left to do, I’m resolving today to stay thankful.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15