Christmas Rest - Jeff and Alyssa

44402746295584699_K28tRGMc_bIt’s 8am, lights aglow in the house, hot coffee waiting to be sipped in my red Christmas mug, Aslan is jumping on the gate and whining for me to play with him; I’m sitting here in my pajamas desperately trying to think of something to write about. Hmmm…

Take Aslan out to potty. Run around the block twice…yes, in my rainboots. (Probably look like a crazy woman- rainboots, green sweatshirt with my hood on, hair flowing in my face, and a puppy taking the reigns.) Bring Aslan upstairs to wake up my husband. Lots of tail wags, kisses and…oh no! He discovered my hair…biting my hair, now my chin. Okay, time to go back downstairs. Sun rising. Beautiful horizon. Another day.

Ah yes, Christmas vacation. I have always loved this time of year. Time with family, friends (especially old ones you only see once a year when they come home for the holidays!); a time for rest and reflection. Time to cuddle up under a cozy blanket and read a book. (I’m reading one right now that is wrecking me! A good– no great– kind of wrecking. More soon!)

At this very moment, all I want is to rest in my Father’s arms. To spend today with Him. To pray and wait to hear from Him. To start thanking Him for this past year, and to start preparing my heart as I enter into this next one.

Christmas vacation is a perfect time rest. To be with Jesus. Yes, it can be full of fun activities. But I’m finding that I can also get away and just be with Him. In the midst of a busy month, I’m so thankful to just be. To read. To pray. To seek His face. In the midst of life, in the midst of the fun and the activity, I want to be with Jesus.

“Jesus, have your way in me. Draw me near to You. May you be my greatest treasure this Christmas season.”

What is God showing you this Christmas season? How can you take special time to get away with Him?