Memories are what makes this season so special. Whether we have lost someone who will never wrap another present, or we have lost ourselves, memories are the things that can bring us to a place where we can feel.
Timing. We can never anticipate what will happen, but sometimes God makes His timing the ultimate surprise. I believe that things happen for a reason and that the answers will be revealed at some point. It may not be in a day or a week, it may take 35 years or a lifetime or may be revealed in eternity, but when they are revealed the sweetness will be like milk and honey.
Here's an example of a memory I had, that just came to life with perfect timing. Years ago a little cardboard snow covered church was thrown away. It has been gone for a very long time, but the memory of it remained and was made sweeter than anything I could have ever conjured up in my own mind this year, when Nienie sent me her own little white snow covered church this season. There are no words to describe the reality of what had to happen for that moment to occur. It could not have been as sweet, had it happened earlier, or in a different way. How was it that I would know of Nienie from a blog post? That would not have been possible even 15 years ago. How could it be that she would be so loved because of her own tragedy? How could it be that out of thousands of bloggers she would chat with me, how would it be that she had the very same snow covered church even though she is only 27 that I had when I was 5? The timing is just perfect. It was all perfect even when it was tragic. That is what I mean about God's timing, He knew the plan that we could not see. He knew it was perfect.
My wish for you this season is to enjoy your Christmas traditions, and make wonderful memories because we do not know where they will end! They will however be perfect.Pin It Now!