Christmas does seem to sneak up on us doesn’t it. One minute we're thinking about life and work and "normal" things, and the next BHAM...it's Christmas! I will be heading away for a week with the family prior to Christmas (we'll be back for the Christmas eve and Christmas day services!). Then we’ll be head-ing off again for a couple of weeks at the end of January. Over these times I will be intentionally blocking out time to recalibrate; to take time to smell the roses; to re-create myself ready for the challenges and opportunities of the new year...and I’m really looking forward to it!
How about you? Have you put any thought into how you might do that for yourself this summer? Perhaps a few days out in creation; or some afternoons of quiet reflection? Maybe you could read through the Christmas story again and reflect on it; or take a chunk of scripture and allow the Holy Spirit to speak God’s word into your life. You could even spend time in prayerful con-templation during a Pacific Cruise (Sheridans..hehe ). In whatever way you choose to do it, please make sure you do! After all, God did it (“on the sev-enth day He rested”).
So let’s express our true nature. We were created in the image of God with creativity in our blood. God intended that we create...and re-create.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Pastor David Auty