Fall On Your Knees

Nativity scene at Sacred Heart Catholic Church...

A million things to do. My to do list is overflowing.

I’m running around like I’m in a mad race.

STOP. BREATHE. SLOW DOWN.

Why is it that we, especially as women, feel we must have everything under control? Striving so hard to get it all done…

Forgetting about what is truly important, only for what is just urgent.

And the song coming from my computer,

shocks me back into the reality of Christmas.

O Holy Night

O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Til He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
Fall on your knees

O hear the angel voices
O night divine!
O night when Christ was born
O night divine!
O night, O night divine!

And in His Name, all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise his holy name
Christ is the Lord!

The words……fall on your knees…….let all within us praise His holy name……

And I stare at the nativity that I bought just a couple of weeks ago.

Why don’t I remember?

Why is it so easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of this holiday?

Stopping.

Remembering.

Celebrating.

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