Sunday, January 1, 2017

Same time every year

I don't know exactly why this happens to me....but for the past several years, right around the New
Year, I have the sweet words from this hymn play over and over in my head.

"Fill our hearts with sweet forgiving; Teach us tolerance and love.
Let our prayers find access to thee in the holy courts above
Then, when we have proven worthy of thy sacrifice divine.
Lord, let us regain thy presence. Let they glory round us shine."

Mostly I will be in the kitchen. I guess that's where I do most of my thinking. I especially love the
first line. Over and over I sing it in my head. Perhaps I should go on Etsy and see if I can get a plaque
made. Obviously this is a message I need to learn, and relearn, or it wouldn't keep coming back to
me.

Den told me last night it's time to take down our Nativity since we are the only ones on our street 
with our lights still on. I said I need it for one more night. 


I will miss it. I will miss this precious season.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You could legitimately leave it up till January 6th, Three Kings Day. You know, the twelve days of Christmas?
darlene

Anonymous said...

Trust your instincts and do NOT take it down! Somebody needs to see it. A very powerful message in a simplistic way.