I am reading an Advent book by Louie Giglio this year leading up to Christmas. This morning this was the prayer, “ Father, I need your help today. Its tempting to believe that what I see is all there is. Yet, I know this present earth is not my true home. Give me the grace to travel light and the wisdom to invest in the things that last forever. Free me from living as if this is it, and lead me to that precious city where you reign” In Jesus name Amen.
I have always loved Christmas, but this year my eyes are seeing things differently. I love the part of his prayer that says “ give me the grace to travel light and the wisdom to invest in the things that last forever.”
What if every morning as soon as our eyes opened we prayed that prayer? Reminding ourselves to travel light and make an eternal difference in this world we are a part of.
Louie also reminded me that EVERYTHING here is passing away, EVERYTHING!
I love Luke 2:19 it says “ But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
So in all the chaos of Jesus being born Mary sat and treasured and pondered all the things that were going on around her.
I feel like she didn’t miss any moment of that beautiful baby being born.
I hope that this Christmas season we don’t miss the important things. The things that God wants us to see in our travels through this world. I pray that we remember daily that this earth is not all there is, and we are celebrating the ONE that has given us that gift. The greatest gift of all!