Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A thousand words

This is such a busy time of year for so many people. Tonight mild panic set in as I relayed all the things I haven't yet done, the work I haven't yet written, the presents I haven't yet bought, the calls not yet made...... As I was gaily panicking my dear husband asked me about bread sauce for Christmas day. Bread sauce? Bread sauce? - is that another name for final straw?!!!!!! 

Stop, slow down, take one thing at a time Linda. 

A friend asked "when do we have the time to stop and reflect at this time of year?" Such a good question. 

Another friend sent me a picture that has stayed in my mind ever since I received it. And that made me think about the power of an image. When we don't have a lot of time to actually sit down, light a candle, read, write, reflect, pray... when there really are many demands being made on our time ... perhaps the answer lies in finding an image that speaks deeply to us. That image can then be carried around in our heads. Then, no matter where we are or what we are doing it can be brought to mind and offer us an instant reconnection with God. 

This is the image that I carry around these hectic advent days:-

Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

1 comment:

  1. The up side of the windy weather is more time at home and therefore a bit of space in the advent rush. What's the saying.. it's an ill wind that blows nobody good?

    I am trying to put up my Christmas tree as a reminder that God's spirit lights up our lives like the lights on a Christmas tree!