“...Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.” Colossians 3:2
So much in our lives beat on us, get thrown at us, and press down on us. The expectations are on us to “perform and deliver” a great Christmas. If we get focused on it all we miss what’s ahead. We may forget to look up and see all the wonder that God brings into our everyday lives through Christmas.
The people we love
“just by chance” encounters
His love for us.
Looking up in the middle of it all can move us to celebrate and honor our daily steps and routines. We become more aware of breath, touch, taste, sights, and sounds that we took for granted just a second ago.
Christmas is all those things.
Was it one of those days today? Don’t shuffle along with your eyes to the ground. Don’t be absorbed in it. Look up and be alert to what God is doing and has done all around you.
Be absorbed by that awe-some action -
The kids at play
Your pets’ endearing eyes
A loved ones soft touch, sweet smile or huge bear hugs
The smell of dinner on the stove
My favorite, a co-workers totally fun and significant laughter
Your favorite song on the radio
Let’s make this Christmas a true celebration of love for family and friends this year. Let’s choose to start each day in the practice of looking up and being absorbed in His love so we can give it away.
What can you allow yourself to be absorbed by that will cause you to look up this season?