I shared this on the air this evening.  Some great perspective for this time of the year.  Merry Christmas!

– Matt

 

The bumper sticker caught my eye. Made me think. Even aroused some guilt. I was on the freeway as his car was pulling off. My day had been full and it was far from over. Stuffed in my pocket was a list; most of the items not yet purchased. A little panic rushed over the back roads of my mind as I divided up all the things yet to be bought in those few days left before Christmas.

The guy didn’t seem in much of a hurry, which irritated me a bit, yet it told me his sign was for real. I began to study the words in my head. They started making sense.

I BRAKE FOR CHRISTMAS.

Easing up on the accelerator and releasing my frown, I began to calm down my inner motor with questions like: Why the hurry? What’s the rush? Could this explain the reason you’ve been unable to enjoy the spirit of the season?

Psalm 46:10 drifted into my mind like the sound of a distant bell on a clear morning:

“Be still and know that I am God…”

 

-Charles R. Swindoll
in Come Before Winter

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