Awakening a Keen Observer

Friday, December 03, 2004

Looks Like Christmas?

I heard the song..."It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" today and thought about the different ways that Christmas has looked over the years.
I grew up in Ohio where we sometimes had snow before Christmas but we always spent our Christmas in Virginia Beach. I remember one or two times we'd have a skiff of snow there. But I also remember many trips to and from Ohio with snow on the roads.
When I lived in AZ I remember they turned on the air conditioning so we'd have it cool enough to have a fire in the fireplace.
Oh of course our years in Texas were snowless. But Utah had snow every Christmas all but one in the 12 years. That year we longed for it to come and cover the browned out grass.
But then I think...what does Christmas look like anyway?
Perhaps it's not the pictured version but rather Christmas should look like peace. It should look like peace that falls over a world that so needs to feel that blanket of peace. Perhaps the blanket of snow reminds of that peace.
But it could look like love. Given to us in the greatest gift. God's self come to earth in Jesus Christ that we might know God's incredible love for us...then and always to the end of the age.
It could look like joy... that joy that comes from having given the best gift to someone else.

Love is something if you give it away...

God let you see what Christmas really looks like...
God abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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