Saturday, December 14, 2013

easy button~

The Easy Button

I am sure we all remember the “Easy Button” commercials.  When posed with a dilemma, you just simply push the bright red flashing easy button and voila the solution appears.
How awesome would that be if that were reality?
Unfortunately, there is no easy button for life.
There are seasons of joy and our days roll on with ease. Then there are times of drought and pain. Those days are long and hard.  Some never seem to end. I am a controller and a fixer. I want to find the solution and go with it. I try and make that easy button appear.
Scripture has a lot to say about being still  & waiting patiently for the Lord.
 Why is that so hard to do?
In this Advent season when it really is all about waiting for the birth of Christ, why is it we have a hard time being still? When we need to be overjoyed that the Savior of the World was born, we seem to focus on the stress and business of this season. There are teacher gifts to buy, Christmas cards to send out, presents to purchase, ornament exchanges, meals to plan, family to fly in, and toys to hide. There is never enough money to cover it all and then you have to put up with your extended family on top of all that. Parking lots are crazy, people are grumpy, and it seems that many have dismissed the peaceful serine scene that happened 2,000 years ago. In the peace of a stable with only parents by His side the Prince of Peace was born.
There is an Easy Button. He was born in a manger. Let’s remember that He is the giver of Peace, the one who bestows gifts, the one who sets a feast before us, and all we need to do is call upon His name.  He is the Easy Button.

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
Jeremiah 33:3

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