Saturday, December 19, 2009

Where Are You Christmas?

I recently heard this Faith Hill song on the radio and began to cry.  This pretty much sums up Christmas for me.  At first, I was questioning how I would feel.  I knew Christmas would be different this year.  Then I came to a realization that Christmas is not about me, right?  Christmas is about the love of Christ.  God himself sent his son to be born, and to die.  God knew from the moment he sent his son to earth in the form of a baby that he would one day soon see his son die.  And he sent Him anyway.  For us.  What love has our God for us that he would send His son to earth to die for us so that we may spend eternity with Him?  So then the greater realization is that Christmas should not just be thought of as a day, or even a season, but as an act.  We are celebrating the gift of Christ himself.  That is something, once really realized will transcend all of our earthly circumstances and bless us this time of year and always.   

"Where Are You Christmas"

Where are you Christmas
Why can't I find you
Why have you gone away
Where is the laughter
You used to bring me
Why can't I hear music play

My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too
Where are you Christmas
Do you remember
The one you used to know
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done
Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here
Everywhere, oh
Christmas is here
If you care, oh

If there is love in your heart and your mind
You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas
I know I've found you
You never fade away
The joy of Christmas
Stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas
Fill your heart with love

So, I know where Christmas is.  It is here.  Inside me.  Inside you.  Christmas is not the gifts, decor and even all the get togethers with family.  Christmas is about a Father's love for His son, and all of His children.  While I still ache for Shyla to be here with us this Christmas, I wonder what it is like in Heaven at Christmas time.   My baby is celebrating with THE GIFT.  She is spending Christmas in Heaven and that is so much better than any present I could have ever bought her.


Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful post and its so true. Its just so sad that everything around us is full of the commercialization that Christmas has become. I know that our babies are having a special celebration in heaven, but I so miss Jonathan especially the past few days.

Heather said...

Beautiful post, Mattie. Thank you for this.

And you are added to the group email list! You'll be hearing more from one of us soon. I had a feeling you'd be on board. :)