27 December 2016

The Road to Bethlehem – Closing Thoughts

Merry Christmas Dear Reader,

Were it expedient I would keep writing about Christmas until I ran out of things about which to write.  That is not the case.  There are matters that press me onward down the path. 

I do want to revel for a moment more in the gift that is Christmas.  Breath deep and ponder the bubble lights and white winter carpet outside my door.  I will keep Christmas music in my car until at least Epiphany. 

I also will spend a day or two pondering what comes next.  I do not mean for us but for Jesus.  There is the recognition of Simeon and Anna.  There is the visit from the Magi and journey to Egypt.  These things matter and I will relate to them as I must.

For the moment, I would return you to the beginning inclosing.  I would offer another December prayer that for all of us.  As the year closes and the new one takes us further down the path please remember.  Remember to hear the song within the silence and see the beauty when there is nothing there.  Then remember to sing the song within the silence.

You see Dear Reader that the December prayer is meant for every moment, every day, of every month.  We are meant carry this Christmas spirit with us throughout the journey.   We are intended to draw constant hope and joy from it even as we remember the hard anniversaries and encounter the new sorrows in life.  It is the December prayer that is meant to get us through. 

December Prayer – Indina Menzel

In the touch of a friend, in the breath of a child,
In the eyes of a soldier coming home to his mother's grateful smile,
In the sight of falling snow, and the memories it brings,
In the season when you find some peace, in the simple tender things,
Open your heart and look around, listen; listen

Hear the song within the silence,
See the beauty when there's nothing there,
Sing a song within a silence that hope and love are everywhere,
And when the quiet night is falling watch an angel dancing in the air
To the song, the song within the silence a December Prayer,
A December Prayer.

In the strength of your hand as it holds unto mine,
And the promise that we're not alone in this place and time,
In the gifts that you give I am humbled and amazed
Far beyond this day and time of year
We are in a state of grace.
Open your heart and look around, listen; listen

Hear the song within the silence,
See the beauty when there's nothing there,
Sing a song within a silence that hope and love are everywhere,
And when the quiet night is falling watch an angel dancing in the air
To the song, the song within the silence a December Prayer,
A December Prayer

Listen; listen
Hear the song within the silence,
See the beauty when there's nothing there,
Sing a song within a silence that hope and love are everywhere,
And when the quiet night is falling watch an angel dancing in the air
To the song, the song within the silence a December Prayer,
A December Prayer.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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