Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's All About Them


    It's that time of year when you forget about everything you normally do; your normal routine, your normal schedule, or your normal way of doing things--that all flies out the window at Christmas-- including my blog. Instead you focus on decorating the house, wrapping the gifts, and preparing the food, for Them. Your family.Your friends.Your neighbors. There are cookies to bake, meals to prepare, and parties to host or attend. It's all a good thing when it's all about Them, and not about us and our "normal" life. 
     But sometimes when I stop and sip a cup of coffee, or when I wake in the middle of the darkest night, and the house is quiet and I am alone, I is really all about Him...the One who is the Reason for the Season. Born not actually on December 25th, but likely in the fall. Born not under a brilliantly lit and decorated Christmas tree, but in a cold, dark, scary stall. Born not to a crowd of admiring Magi, who came much later, but to a frightened young girl and her brave-for-her husband.  Born not to be celebrated at all, but born to die. Born for our Redemption.
     A song haunts me this year. Written by the unlikeliest of composers; a popular secular rock singer at the time it was written several years ago. But in this particular year of our family tragedy and subsequent pain, this song keeps coming back to me. I would like to make it my Christmas gift to you, in the hopes that it touches you as it does me.  Many blessings to you and yours this holiday season, and best wishes for a Happy New Year.




  1. Merry Christmas Linda. And wishing you a wonderful and peaceful new year!

  2. Oh my, I am in tears just because this song touched me so...Linda, you are such a gift, I thank God for you and all your special gifts you share with me. What a wonderful way to end Christmas Day. Love you....tb

  3. Yes, I am wading through Christmas now! :). Had never heard the it! Who'd have thought?!