Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas - December 31


Psalm 46, 48, 90

1 Kings 3:5-14

Isaiah 65:15b-25

James 4:13-17; 5:7-11

Revelation 21:1-6

John 4:46-54

So many things vie for our attention during the holiday season that we often find ourselves exhausted and breathless and frustrated because the many demands. The number of Bible passages today even had me nervous, thinking, “so much reading when I need to be cooking all the good-luck foods for the new year.” Even the things that bring us peace become challenging with the demands of the season.

Psalm 46, immediately changed my thinking with verse 10. The command, “Be still, and know that I am God!” prioritized my daily activity immediately. Life, and the season in particular, are not about the busyness that keeps us scurrying about, but it is about maintaining our relationship with God. Sometimes that does not require any great activity on our part. We sometimes have to stop the busyness and just be still for that time one-on-one with God.

Let us seek now, as this calendar year comes to an end and another begins, to find ways to be still and continue our fellowship with the Lord. No matter what we face, he is God, and he is with us, and he is our refuge.