"But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."
Amidst the glitter, the lights, the wrapping paper, the hustle and the busyness is a message that is simple and sweet.
A message of love. Of awe. Of wonder.
A message of peace and restoration.
A message of joy and beauty.
A message of perfection, in the midst of what looks a lot like imperfection.
We yearn for more because we were made to; to crave something that we can never achieve. The beauty of it is that we don't have to achieve it. We don't have to earn it. We don't have to run after it.
It was gifted to the world surrounded by the smell of animals and the sound of munching hay.
It has been a season of blessings for my family, and as we turn the page to celebrate the word that best describes us is thankful.