Friday, December 10, 2010

December December

After Thanksgiving, in comes December with all it's fury of the "Holiday" season. This holiday season to me involves traffic, cold weather, stress, excitement, family, friends, good food... In the back of my mind, I've been thinking about this: etymology of the word "Holiday" actually comes from "holy" or something whole, or separate, or should not be violated or transgressed on(Holy). A "holy-day" is meant to be a time set apart, to have time to recreate. I find myself thinking about this more often in these times.

I feel somewhat frustrated about the way I think about this season. There are good things about it, in that I do want to spend time with family and friends. I know that it is good because I want to be thankful to God. I just feel somewhat frustrated that there is the thought in me of this season being somewhat stripped of it's "holiness." We set this time of the year for God, this season to celebrate His birth. More and more I look around me and I find that this season has lost it's intrinsic worth. At least to me, I like to think of this season's worth as God's grace.

I'm just thankful for Him and what He did and what He continues to do in my life.

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