Navigating the Sea of Christmas

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.  

 
      ~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
 
 
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
 
     ~ Colossians 3:17
 
I already feel as if I am behind for Christmas.  But if, for just a moment, we shift our reality to think of this as a pregnancy, Mary is still just as pregnant as she was the month before Jesus was born.  She was having a tougher time walking, perhaps, no one could call her and ask, “Are you still around?”  They could stop by, but she was already a hot topic.  She had seen her cousin and had confirmation of a great event and a break from the “neighborhood.”  She had preparations to make, and then that nasty census crept into the plans!
 
She was overwhelmed as I am sure was Joseph. Now they had to travel on top of all the rest.  Have you tried riding on a donkey when you are pregnant?  I am sure it is possible.  No matter what, it is uncomfortable.  She knew what and who was coming, but only had a destination and a star to set sail by.  As do we.
As we approach this sea of Christmas, let us keep our eye just above the horizon, that all may come into perspective, and the shore line is more visible. Follow your heart as it informs you.  It is the sextant by which navigation is possible. Believe in yourself as He gives the wind and lean into Him. If you go about the tasks that you know must get done, the ones you feel guilty over will fall by the wayside, and float by like flotsam.
That leaves lots of room for the things you do in Jesus’ name.
Sail On – The Imperials
 Because of Him,
Linda

 

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