Devotional for Tuesday, December 22
Good day to you all! MO here, bringing you the check-in devotional for today.
Just in case you are counting down to Christmas, today is December 22, and there is 3 days left. I am having a difficult time coming up with what to write to you all. It doesn’t feel like Christmas this year. There is no snow, yet. Families are planning to meet on Zoom rather than in person to keep those they love the most, safe from illness.
When I look back to Christmas’s past I remember going to my grandparent’s house. We would spend the time in the basement with family. One of my cousins would dress up like Santa. The fireplace would be going. The mantle decorated with the old C9 lights, elves, and Santa and his sleigh (that normally held Hersey kisses). It was always cozy and warm even in the basement. I don’t remember the presents that I got, but I remember the laughs and the feeling of joy being with family. Things have changed since then. Our families spend Christmas separately since my grandparents are both in heaven. My grandparents left a legacy of faith, family and hard work. They gave us what would last a lifetime and is priceless. Growing up I spent a lot of time on the farm with them. My grandpa taught me how to fish, drive a tractor, farm and collect butternuts and shell them. My grandma taught me how to bake, knit, and sew. But most importantly they taught me that the love of God would never leave me. Just like it says in the song “The Love of God is Greater Far”. In the song it says “O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong! It shall forevermore endure—The saints’ and angels’ song.” God’s love is measureless. It doesn’t end. It will continue even when we are gone.
At my grandma’s funeral I learned that she spent her morning in prayer for her family. To know that she prayed for me daily made me smile and cry at the same time. To know that we pass on the legacy of those who have gone before us gives me joy. Spread some of your legacy around, and of course some Christmas cheer!