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Saturday, December 1, 2007

I'd have missed it too....

If I had been there, I would have been busy, incredibly busy.
I would have been up before the cock crowed and I would have gone about the chores of the day.
I would have fetched the water,
I would have fed the baby,
I would have swept out the barn,
I would have fed the animals,
I would have made the bread,
I would have pressed some olives,
I would have woven some cloth,
I would have made my way to the market,
I would have conversed with the women in the market,
I would have 'heard' the rumors,
I would have returned home,
I would have put the fire on,
I would have made dinner,
I would have put the baby to bed,
I would have looked up in the night sky,
I would have missed it,

~and~

I get up before the alarm goes off, and I go about my day,
Getting up,
Making Breakfast,
Doing Laundry,
Emptying the dishwasher,
Teaching lessons,
Addressing the cards,
Calling a friend,
Responding to emails,
Wrapping the gifts,
Mailing the packages,
Going to the grocery,
Chauffeuring the children all around town,
Making dinner,
Unloading the groceries,
Reading the bedtime stories,
Chatting with an old friend,
Hearing the songs,
Looking up at the stars in the night sky.

I'm afraid that I might miss it,
not because I want to...

she missed it 2,000 years ago, not because she intended to...
she had heard all about it,
MEANT to be there,
but she was just too BUSY.

I am her,
I am the same as that woman in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago.
Simply too busy to notice WHAT was going on around her.

I can learn from her, the lesson of a lifetime,
don't miss it!
The heavenly hosts will announce it,
The shepherds will find their way,
The Kings will bring gifts,
and
I
will notice,
I WILL not be too BUSY this year,
I WILL see that star in sky,
the star of HOPE,
the star of LOVE,
the star who was GOD, coming to dwell with us.

It's going to take some doing....
but miss a divine moment,
that would be a shame,
all because I was simply too busy to notice.

peace,
In Him,

I would love the visit, that is of course if you are NOT too busy...
I am always over here,






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12 Comments:

Blogger The Preacher's Wife said...

Exactly what has been on my heart Lori...I'm going to put this on my fridge. :)

Much love,

Lisa

November 30, 2007 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I am with you, friend! I refuse to be so busy that I miss the incredible blessing of the this time of year. We are so blessed and so many time we miss it because we are rushing to the next "thing". Thanks for sharing this timely reminder!

November 30, 2007 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Lynn Donovan said...

Lori,

Wonderful thoughts. I don't want to miss anything that is from the Savior. Thank you.

December 1, 2007 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Lori this is so powerful, thank you so much. What an awesome perspective for this season!!

December 1, 2007 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I am so with you my dear friend, I love you.

December 1, 2007 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Darla said...

Princess, you have truly touched my heart..while we are caught up in our business, we miss all the wonderful things HE is doing all around us..i am praying to not be so busy too...and to remember that HIS yoke is light..love ya, Happy Holydays! and MERRY CHRISTMAS. Princess to Princess!

http://4evrhis.wordpress.com

December 1, 2007 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

This speaks to me.

December 2, 2007 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger Living Beyond said...

Wow!! Even though I think I have prepared all my 'stuff' way in advance, gift, decorating, baking, crds etc - my mind can still be so busy with other thoughts other than HIM.

Thank you Lori that was beautiful.

December 2, 2007 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Heather@Mommymonk said...

Absolutely wonderful Lori - as always. It's too easy to get busy with life and miss Him.

December 2, 2007 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Darnelle said...

"Miss a divine moment, that would be a shame, all because I was too busy to notice."
I so very much don't want to miss it. Such an incredible thing to consider. I've copied this post and it is now living in my Bible - so I don't forget. Thank you for sharing.

December 2, 2007 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Lori,
This was beautiful! I don't want to be too busy to miss either.
Thank you!

December 4, 2007 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Great post! I posted the same "feelings"- in a post, "Have a Mary Christmas."

December 16, 2007 at 11:11 PM  

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