“Is there a greater Gift you could want or need or have?
Christ comes right to your Christmas tree and looks at your family tree and says, “I am your God, and I am one of you, and I’ll be the Gift, and I’ll take you. Take Me?”
This, this, is the love story that’s been coming for you since the beginning.
You don’t want to miss it — miss Him.” Ann Voskamp
December is a sweet month. A mixture of busyness and stillness. Colder weather, Christmas decorations everywhere, holiday music to jam to all day long, the fun of seeking the perfect gift for a loved one — all those things make me buzz with excitement. Yet.. I find my soul in a contemplative state. An unhurried state. A place of wanting to linger in a moment, to look around, to behold my Lord. Where I want to remain small, and walk filled with all of Him I can get.
Last year I caught Ann Voskamp’s book The Greatest Gift at the tail end of the Advent season, enough to excite my bones to read it all the way through. I’m thankful for a husband who does not want to bypass these days and the purpose they can hold. So daily we’ll read, we’ll pray, we’ll linger, we’ll behold.
“Advent, it is made of the moments —
all this slow unfurling of grace.”