Sunday, December 02, 2007
let the season begin
Ok, so the concert is over, and it was wonderful and as always, it was just what I needed to put me in the right frame of mind going into the Christmas season. Trust me, leading up to last nights concert was not pretty... lots of stress and fear and worry and every other emotion in-between. To put it mildly, I was not easy to be around. I can get that way. Focusing on the wrong things, negative thoughts, emotions all over the place. All because I choose to make it all about me rather than Christ in me. Man, I can make my life so much harder than it needs to be.
What did Randy say last night? That as much as we attempt to fill our lives with things that make us happy and comfortable, deep down we are still left empty, longing for that peace, joy and contentment that is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ. Randy reminded us that this is not our home. We are aliens and strangers. With one purpose. To give our lives away. To love. To model Christ. To give grace. Oh, I want that to be true about me. But I tend to clutter up my life with so many things that distract me from being aware of those around me that have needs. Those longing to be loved, to be known.
So, I am grateful this morning. I have hope. I am renewed. I am ready for the season to begin.
My daughter Miranda, me and our friend Jess on bass.