Notes open and close like Pandora’s Box
Joy in praise to God
Grace abounds as we seek His face
I love Carley Simon’s song “River”. In that wistful ballad she soulfully croons in her pure, true soprano that “it’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees, putting up reindeer, singing songs of joy and peace.” She goes on, “wishing” she “had a river to skate away on.”
As I gaze at this magical photograph of my tiny granddaughter enveloped in the shimmer of her Christmas tree, my thoughts turn to years and Christmases gone by-those of my childhood and those of my own children at her age. All over the world and in our own homes it is coming on Christmas. We are cutting down trees., putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and peace. Traditions we hold dear, love and cherish from generation to generation.
However; instead of wishing for a river to skate away on, I wish to have a star as my plumb line to keep me focused on the truth of Coming on Christmas. The One who continues to bring joy and peace.
This child of ours is sometimes more joy than we can consume in one sitting. Sharing her is almost a push I feel…like it is a stewardship thing…
The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Arts held an outdoor concert on the All Saints Parish Rectory lawn last evening. My son, his wife and the little babe were there. From the video, it seems she received as much attention as the featured musicians!
We know not yet who she will be to the world, but this we are sure of-within herself she carries unspeakable joy!