Reflections on Christmas

December is one of the busiest months of the year. With Christmas rapidly approaching there is always so much to do. There is lots of shopping, seeing Santa, putting up decorations and the tree, going to end-of-year parties, visiting family & friends, driving around to see the Christmas lights, helping the homeless, cooking the turkey, planning for 2013, etc.

So, in the midst of the busyness, how much time do we really get to stop, pause, breath, be still, and reflect? A blog is one form of introspection and self-reflection as we put a fast-paced day to a more contemplative end. I am constantly on the go (even with my daughter we live a very adventurous life). We only have this one life, so I choose to live it to the full but I also choose to spend time in prayer and silence.

As Christmas 2012 rapidly approaches, I will definitely be doing a lot of the activities mentioned above (stay tuned for blogs posts about the adventures we get up to). However, as a Christian, I will also spend time with God reflecting on the mystery and marvel of the incarnation. I think often to the Nativity (the quietness and stillness of Bethlehem) in the midst of the busyness of Vancouver.

There are many towns to go to this Christmas: Metrotown, Tinseltown, Brentwood Town Centre, etc. However, there is a much more significant town…the little town of Bethleham.

As Christmas approaches, what will you be reflecting on? Please leave a comment below and let us know.