Saturday, December 11, 2010

Be still and know that I am here.

I think the Lord has been trying to send me a message through my baby. 

Lately I've been running around here and there....there is so much to be completed before Christmas! 

Christmas shopping.
Ooops, gotta run to the grocery store we are out of milk (actually in our house it's eggnog).
Couldn't find all the Christmas gifts at store A, make a list of more stores to try.
Time for school.
Time for a playdate.
Run to the post office for Christmas stamps.
Wait....did I order the Christmas cards yet?
Where is the order for a Christmas gift that I placed back in mid-November?
Not to mention dirty dishes, laundry, the bathrooms need cleaning again, are we going to finish putting up the Christmas lights on our house?

Wait....have I felt baby move today?.....In the busyness of this time of year, I am moving around so much I haven't noticed if the baby has been moving.  So I stop and am still....and I wait....and yes, baby is moving.

And I realize that with all this rushing around, if I haven't even noticed the baby moving within me, how can I notice the baby who is to be born to us on Christmas day?  Have I taken the time to notice Jesus today? 

Be still and know that I am here.  "Be still and know that I am God"  Psalm 46:10.

The God-child is getting ready to be born.  Will our hearts be still enough to know when He is here?


Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Such a beautiful and important reflection! Thank you!!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

Ooo-Angela. That gave me chills! What a beautiful concept!

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Tracy said...

Such a profound and beautiful insight! I needed to hear these words of wisdom as I too am guilty of running around and not stopping to be still...
God bless!