Monday, December 6, 2010

There Is Room in My Heart for Thee

Thanksgiving has come and gone, my Dad is home from the hospital, the snow is falling and the Advent season is in full swing. What a whirlwind the last couple of weeks has been! I am thankful for my Dad's recovery and the opportunities that I have had to spend time with him and my Mom. I am also thankful that no matter how crazy things become around our home, we continue to see God's loving hand as He daily provides for us.

Even though we do not participate in as many things as some families do, there still is a hint of busyness during this month of December. The oldest three children performed in their home school choir concert last weekend. They have a few more weeks of piano and violin lessons before our break. Christmas parties, visiting friends and relatives, viewing the beautiful lights, addressing cards, and making Christmas cookies are all on our list of things to do.

We know in our hearts that "Jesus Is the Reason for the Season", but it is easy to be caught up in all of the activities, that we still forget Him. Take away the lights, the cookies, the presents, even the beautiful music and guess Who is still there? Jesus. The Author of all Creation. The Alpha and Omega. The One who was and is and is to come. The Redeemer of mankind. The Word made flesh. The Truth. He humbly left His comfortable place in Heaven to be my Savior and my Lord. Jesus. Do we have room for Him or is He subtly forgotten while we are busy celebrating? May it never be. I want Him to occupy every room in my heart. I want Him to be first, above all earthly things. I want Him on the throne of my heart. May I make room for Him this Christmas and every day.

"Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown, when Thou camest to earth for me. But, in Bethlehem's home there was found no room for Thy holy nativity.
O, come to my heart, Lord Jesus. There is room in my heart for Thee."

1 comment:

Christine said...

Yes, it's so important to strip away all of the "other stuff" and teach our children to honor Jesus above all else. This time of busyness can make it so hard! I feel like I want to simplify instead of rush through, but you know as a musician it can be almost impossible! Thanks for the reminder!