In an effort to keep my heart fixed, my thoughts, emotions and feelings settled, and with real intent, to enjoy and savor Christmas and all that can (and should) be beautiful about it, I have really limited my time – and attention – on not just social media but the computer in general. It has been a challenge, a relief, and a blessing…all at the same time:) No critiquing or judging. Not even any suggestions. Simply something that has been on my heart for a bit and the Christmas season seemed the perfect time to “unplug” and reassess.
That said, this is a short and simple blog post. My thoughts always turn toward Heaven during this time of year. Not simply because my heart is, and always will be, missing Tyler – and many others – but also because of the real hope that is ours because of Christmas! Because of the manger and the birth of our savior, we can live with hope in this difficult world. With all its challenges, hurts, confusion, turmoil, and even with the deepest grief. We need not be overwhelmed, but we can “set our affections (our heart and our hope) on things above….”
So, these are my short, simple thoughts on Heaven today. Be encouraged, friend. The manger was real. Christ’s birth was real. The hope it brought to all who will receive Him is real. And Heaven is real!!