The hustle and bustle of Christmas is upon us. We look so forward to Christmas that we find stores decorated in October, hear yuletide songs in November and start our Christmas shopping 364 days before Christmas at the after-Christmas sales. We are in such a hurry for Christmas to get here - making cookies, writing cards, wrapping gifts, going on visits - that even though our intentions are good, we forget the meaning behind it all. We fail to reflect on a baby - a baby! - born for us, so that we might find rest in the rush.
And so I've had a song lyric or two running through my head. The first one, I don't even know the whole song, but remember the line straight from Matthew 11:28 - "Come unto me, all who are weary, and I will give you rest."
And the other one is a favorite - "Word of God speak" -you know the one. It says:
Word of God speak
Would you pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see your majesty
TO BE STILL AND KNOW
THAT YOU'RE IN THIS PLACE
Please let me stay and rest in your holiness
It wasn't all that long ago that I wasn't familiar with Psalm 46:10, but now, I feel it speaking to me. "Be still and know I am God."
So, this Christmas, while you're hurrying around and worried that you've forgotten something, please, just take a moment. Be still and know.