those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.”
~ Psalm 62:9
Here, little more than a week before Christmas 2016, we brace ourselves for a cold front to plummet our temperature well below freezing. Yet today and tomorrow will feel more like Spring with days near 70. The weather confirms to us the fleeting nature of life that is “but a breath.” Any illusion that we have control will be shattered, crushed, overwhelmed.
It is this broken state that prepares us for Christmas. Not the hustle and bustle of getting things done, mind you. No, that supports the idea that we have power unto ourselves. The way to approach this newness of blessed life, the symbol God provides to show us the way to peace, is found in humility, simplicity and boundless love.
May you make room for that love in your life now, and every day.
Know you are blessed,