This time of year, my ears start ringing.
No, it’s not just the salvation army bell ringer, or the bell choir at church.
It’s from all the noise of the season.
Music and parties and pageants and crowds. So much noise.
I love it. I love all of it.
But here we are, in the last few days before Christmas, and I wonder:
Underneath all of that, is there something we are unintentionally drowning out?
Something wondrous and awe-filled?
I think so. And I don’t want to let Christmas come without experiencing it.
And so, here’s Mitch signing off early this week. (Written words can be “noisy” too).
Instead, I invite you to take a few deep breaths, and read the following quote:
It comes from an ancient song that is based on the writing of the Prophet Habakkuk,
and it just may give you and I what we need to hear most of all.
Have a great week,
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth
Our full homage to demand.