Earlier, as I started to update the blog, I began to write what’s below. But then I got caught up in trying to catch up on all we have had going on, and it became a lengthy post with pictures and I decided they just didn’t go together.
But, I didn’t want to leave this part out, as that’s how it all started in my head (and in my heart), so here goes…
This morning I read a devotional about Anna from Luke 2. (The widowed prophetess at the temple when Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus.) I have to admit I’ve never really stopped to appreciate her part of the story and unpack what those few verses about her mean.
…You deserve more than the few crumbs that fall from my too-full calendar. You deserve my best. A heart of worship, night and day. A willingness to add fasting and more prayer time to my life. Please teach me to be still, to wait, to listen and always to give thanks. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
God deserves more than the crumbs from my too-full calendar. He deserves my wholehearted devotion. Yours, too. Right now during Advent, let’s take time for Jesus!