Lost in the Rush; Looking forward to the Hush
One family was living at such a hectic pace as they anticipated and prepared for Christmas that may days were just hard. Shopping, baking, decorating, sending greetings...these did not seem like wonderful moments. They were demanding items on a long to-do list.
And as it happens to each and every one of us at one time or another...one day was especially bad. In particular the youngest child in the family, the baby, seemed to be constantly in the way of mom and dad and those older siblings.
Finally, in exasperation, the child was put to bed.
But first there were prayers to be said. This is what the harried parents heard from the small kneeling figure,
"Forgive us our Christmases, as we forgive those who Chrismas against us."
So, how are you all doing?
Is Christmas breaking in?
Are you folding in prayers
with each gift you wrap,
with each card you write,
with each goodie you bake?