It was the day after Christmas and although our holiday had been lively and joyous, all the shopping, cooking, cleaning, wrapping, decorating, planning, and merrymaking had finally caught up with me.
“Now I can sit back and relax”, I thought as I slouched back into my recliner.
But after reading “The Work of Christmas” by Howard Thurman, it dawned on me that the real work of Christmas was only beginning…
The Work of Christmas
~ by Howard Thurman
When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
Happy New Year in the Lord! May we NOT grow weary of doing good in 2019, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up!