Saturday, December 22, 2007

God in the silence

We love you so very much. As many of you celebrate your season of Christmas, remember that the baby born in a manger entered the world ever so quietly, and so too dear ones, the love of God enters your heart in the smallest, stillest moments, in those moments of quiet calm amidst the chaos, in those moments where for just a minute you take time out to be at peace.

You too dear ones can always find the light of God's love in the darkness or in the chaos of modern life. You can take the time to be silent or be still and to wait, like a child waits, to be supported, comforted, nurtured into existence. In your challenges, you can sit still and ask God for answers or for help. You can enjoy your own silent nights dear ones each and every night if you would but take time in stillness for a few minutes each day to receive the light of God's love into your own hearts.

The peace of the still, small moments will come to be celebrated upon your earth in time. The smile of any baby hints at the nature of God's unconditional love. The quiet of a silent starry night hints at the nature of God's vastness and peace. The perserverance of a family in spite of obstacles hints at God's unwavering love for all his children. The gifts, not of gold, frankincense, an myrhh, but of your own precious words of kindness to one another are the greatest gifts you give back to God. The Star you follow is the light of God's love guiding you each and every day of your lives.

Dear ones, we love you. We celebrate you during this season of celebration. You are the present and the presence of God's love upon the earth. We wish those of you who celebrate it, the Merriest of Christmases, and for those of you who don't we wish you the absolute bliss found in the smile of any innocent child.