Do you know the feeling of being completely wrapped up in something? I get wrapped up in a good movie (have you seen Inception? I had a headache from clinching my jaw and furrowing my brow for 2 hours), the love of my husband, and that ONE more thing that I need to complete my life (doh, and it never does).
This has been a simpler season of life. Not having an income for a while means trying desperately not to spend money which means staying home as much as possible (or visiting friends and family when they happen to be eating meals 🙂 ). What a unique season of life we find ourselves in and in the midst of the busiest month of the year we have, gulp, free time!
I am somewhat obsessive about gift buying, getting Christmas cards in the mailbox, and baking as much as possible, but my prayer this season is that we might get completely and hopelessly wrapped up in the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Between living in the Bible belt again and the Christmas season upon us, I have heard the name Jesus Christ spoken out loud and written on cards more than I have in a long time. It has been a reminder to me that I have the chance to not just hear his name, but to get wrapped up in his voice that calls my name, in his mercy that is new every dawn, in his compassion that calms my soul. I must confess that I am not there yet… but that is my prayer for myself and for my friends this Christmas week.