With the holiday rush and things all bustling,
when I sit at night my mind is still hustling.
So much to do, things to wrap,
packages to ship, cards, labels, boxes, bags, bows, ribbons,
and each night I want to crash.
As of a late a still small voice pulls me aside out of the flurry
to ask what would happen if I wasn’t in such a big hurry?
Things in a disarray as I operate in my own disorganized way,
and then I think of those who are loosing loved ones every day.
In my own little world I run round and round on the wheel,
and my mother pulls me aside and says,
“Ask the man who lost his wife what is a big deal?”
God has surpassed my every expectation as I reflect on this past year
Leading me so faithfully into his purpose as I draw near
I learn His presence is never changing, only mine is the one lacking at times
Each night as I lay in bed I can only thank him for how deep, high and wide
His love endures as he sticks by my side
A home over which he watches, protects and hides under the shadow of his wings
A family over which he reminds me daily matter more than any boxes, bags, ribbons, or bows
A business over which he blesses and beyond measure he grows
An awareness of his presence of which is the most valuable treasure of all
And each and every one of you who allow me to photograph your families and have a ball.
This Christmas I hope everyone will just stop, even for just a minute
And reflect on the amazing salvation, giving thanks for God’s divine hand in it.
He is the same in June as December, but somehow all the gifts we buy and shiny things we see
can sometimes outshine the greatest gift of all which we were given for free.