Saturday, January 1, 2011

goodwill toward men...

well, i've been writing this same post since...well, about a week or so ago. and i've had to change the tenses three times. blogging...oh, blogging. why do i do this to myself? i suppose out of some mere and bizarre enjoyment.

during the christmas season, i wanted to embrace the days differently than i ever have. i was tired of the cliche. i wanted to break away from the mold that everyone around me has seemed to fill. give me something new. something real and tangible. all i wanted to see is the beauty and truth of the story in every crevice and corner, knowing it is the only thing that matters in the midst of this chaos we create for ourselves. at that time of the year, we look and ask for peace, yet, all along, peace is at our disposal and our reach. it is here all year. peace isn't something that comes once a year, and then is tossed aside once that new year enters our lives. with His peace, we face every day of our lives. i face mine. He is our peace. He is all the peace i need. that baby in the manger came not to give peace, but that He might be our peace. "peace on earth, goodwill toward men, from all heaven's gracious King..."

a christmas has come and gone, and all that is left is a memory of an assuming glorious day, an echo of angels' voices lowering their song to the king, and a hope of Who was born on such a peaceful day. what do i have to offer Him? i come with empty hands and a heavy heart filled with hope, and offer myself. i am not good, noble, or holy, but i am His, and He takes me as i am.

well, it is. all new and ready for me to get my hands on! with every new year, comes new possibilities. i'm ready, 2011!