O Come, All Ye…Tired?

Post by Contributing Writer, Daniele

The children in our home, like many others I’m sure, don’t quite know what to do with all the excitement and anticipation of just ‘a few more days until Christmas!’

Whew. Their Mama?  While much of this month has been taken slowly and we’ve tried to find bits and pieces of serenity — playing parent is much different than being a child at Christmastime.

So today, I offer reflections for all the Mamas {and Dads!} as we approach the finish line! :)

O Come All Ye Faithful

Joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold Him,

Born the King of Angels;

O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,

Christ the Lord!

O Come, let us adore Him.

Even if all the presents aren’t bought yet, and definitely not wrapped yet…

Come, let us adore Him.

So okay, you’ve burnt the cookies, haven’t found the perfect gift for that special someone and have lost the receipt to something that needs exchanging {already!}…

O Come, let us adore Him.

You might be behind on your Advent calendar, suffering from colds or flu, tired from all the running around…

Come…let us adore Him.

Maybe this season holds difficult times.  Perhaps you’re ready for the frenzied activity of commercialism to be over.  Keep calm, carry on…

And Come, let us adore Him.

Mary and Joseph had the privacy of their early hours of parenting interrupted by strange men, thrilled and excited by angelic announcements…wanting to come and adore the King.

‘But, this isn’t the exact environment to welcome visitors!  We’re just getting to know him ourselves, can you come another time?  Wait…hang on…just a minute…”

No, this couple welcomed those who wanted to worship.  In the middle of these last few days before Christmas, may we respond in like manner.  Not delaying the focus of our celebration for any other reason, for lesser things.

Come, let us adore Him!!

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Daniele is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mama of five–a woman on a journey towards intentional living.  She celebrates family, gathers up grace, and nurtures the spirit over at Domestic Serenity. You’re welcome to visit!

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