How Quiet Is Your Life during Christmas?

Psalm 23:2b: “He leads me beside quiet waters.”

“December is already here,” Ann said. I need to decorate the house, mail the Christmas cards, and make cookies.” She stopped for a moment to catch her breath. She placed a hand on her forehead and said, “I haven’t bought a single Christmas present yet.”

I continued to listen to her as she enumerated her endless list of Christmas tasks. I finally stopped her and asked, “So when will you rest?”

“Rest? Are you kidding? With Christmas almost here?”

I assured her I was not kidding.

Ann stared at me as if I were speaking a foreign language.

With an open Bible, I pointed to Psalm 23:2b and read out loud, “He leads me beside quiet waters.” After a pause, I asked, “What will you do when the Lord wants to lead you beside quiet waters? Will you listen and spend time with him?”

She remained silent.

“You never mentioned the birthday of King Jesus. Will you take time to celebrate the birth of Jesus?”

With her head hung low, she said, “I almost forgot the reason we celebrate Christmas.”

What about you? Are you caught in the Christmas frenzy? Will you allow the Lord to lead you beside quiet waters?

Dear God, please help me remember to celebrate the birth of King Jesus. Amen.

Application: When will you allow God to lead you beside quiet waters this week?

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