It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Chapter 12, Page 20, Book 15

Silent night, holy night,
all is calm, all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
sleep in heavenly peace,
sleep in heavenly peace.

composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr

December 20 -  Shhh

Let's approach Advent with an expectant hush, rather than a last minute rush.


It has been said that if we don't have 'silent nights,' we won't have 'holy nights’.  If we don't have quiet, we may not have Christmas. There may be no room for Him in our noisy inn.

At this time of year, the world turns up the volume, providing almost constant racket and noise. We bombard ourselves with TVs, radios, and movies. We can't put down our electronic devices.

The Christ of Christmas often speaks in a still, small voice. Only those who are quiet enough will hear Him. ‘Shhh.' He's coming.

On this last Sunday of Advent, we quietly reflect on the mystery.
We rest in awe, in wonder, at how our God entered our world and came to be with us. We pause to receive the gift offered us: that the Spirit of God will open up our lives and that Jesus will really come into our hearts

 Lets take a moment of silence to simply sit in Gods presence together.

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.      

Author unknown


Hollie said...

Beautiful entry!!! Merry Christmas!!

betty said...

Silent Night was my mom's favorite Christmas carol :) I have enjoyed going to Christmas Eve Candlelight Services and at the end all the lighted candles and everyone singing Silent Night; wonderful song announcing Jesus' birth :)

It is good to be quiet and reflective indeed especially during this time of year.


jack69 said...

Ahhh, tis nice to be home and REST. I always get some 'smoothomg' and 'soothing' here at MA's house. Thanks for the FEELING of Christmas.

Love from Disney Country...

Mevely317 said...

I agree. All the background and 'white' noise is distracting and once in a while, even rude.
For reasons I haven't paused to examine closely, the last 6-7 months I've been riding to work and back without once turning on the radio or CD player. Not sure how long that may last, but for now, I find it comforting.

Rick Watson said...

An evening without silence and reflection is a wasted evening.