This week is that classic in-between time before New Year’s Day,when Christmas is pretty much over, but the trappings remain.
Christmas trees being taken down, there are sales galore on all things holiday, etc. A lot of people are off of work, and it’s hard to get any business done.
It seems like we want to rush through times like this, but I have found those in-between times are sometimes the most fun. The hype of Christmas is done and the hype of the New Year is not quite here, so we can just relax for a bit and hopefully enjoy the moment.
In fact, God says to each of us, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). So don’t be in too much of a rush to get the new year and decade started. It will come soon enough.
Just enjoy the in-between moment.
Jesus said, “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes” (Matthew 6:34 THE MESSAGE).
We are off this Thursday night
For those of you in Southern California, we are taking this coming Thursday, New Years Eve, off from our Orange County Bible study. But we will back in action on Thursday, January 7.
We will be joined for our 2010 kickoff (that sounds so futuristic, doesn’t it?) by Phil Wickham, an outstanding musical artist.
See you then.