Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Keeping Jesus in the Hustle & Bustle

It's not hard to get caught up in the 'hustle and bustle' the Christmas season can bring.  Just today I had 3 activities...Christmas parade, 1st Christmas party, and Christmas choir practice. But I made special memories with Lil' Hunkie, enjoyed lunch with fellow Christian sisters and revealed my secret sister I had for the year {yay!} and prepared for hoping to provide a lovely sound for our church and hopefully visitors. It's all about our perspective. And finding or sharing that gleaming light of Christ as we go through our traditions. 
About a week ago I was folding laundry.  Lil' Hunkie had pulled out an Easter towel to play with and I put it in the wash and was folding it to put away. And this was our conversation:
Him:  "Is that your Easter towel?"
Me:  "yes."
Him:  "We need to get some Easter eggs!"
Me: "We will when it's time for Easter.  Right now it's Christmas time.  Do you know what Christmas is about?"
{Remember he's 3!}
Him:  "Snowmen!"
Me: {after chuckling} "Yes, snowmen. But Christmas is really about baby Jesus coming."
Him:  "And baby Jesus is gonna come to my house."
Me: "Well actually baby Jesus lives our hearts.  He lives in momma and dada's hearts...."
Him: "Uh-huh! And He lives in my heart too!"
{touching his chest.}

What an awesome moment for us!  I just taught my son the simple, true meaning of Christmas. I think if we look for opportunities to create moments like these during the 'hustle and bustle' then it will make it all worth it!

As you go through this Christmas season do me a favor.  Pat your chest and remind yourself Jesus lives there.  And then let His wondrous light shine through you, among the hustle and bustle. 

Have a great weekend!

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