And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Do you remember the Energizer Bunny? The pink, battery-operated bunny beat his drum and traveled about while a voice announced the company's slogan, "It keeps going and going and going and going. . . "
Can you relate? Many of us feel just like that bunny around the holidays. Church activities, shopping, Christmas cards, baking, cleaning, parties, keeping up with work, and more shopping all have a way of taking their toll. Hard work and service are both good and necessary, but so is stopping once in a while. Even the Energizer Bunny needed to stop for a battery change!
Take some time this season to stop and watch the snow fall…and if you happen to be in one of those warm southern states maybe substitute a cool, clear, star-filled night! You'll find that when you stop, the significance of Christ's birth will transform your busy heart to a peace-filled heart.
"Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch."
- Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.