Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Silent Night During the Chaos

This past weekend was one of the busiest I've had in a long time. Two weddings, a very quick trip out of town to give a talk, church, and several other things crammed into two days. I wasn't so sure I would make it through as I started Friday, but I did.
Sunday evening I had a wonderful experience of hearing God lead me and show me some details He wanted for our upcoming women's event. It wasn't an audible voice but just a feeling. I knew the thoughts going through my head wasn't me. There were moments that flashed back from the chaotic weekend and I could see Gods fingerprint through several moments.
How can God speak so clearly even in the midst of chaos and noise!

"Silent night, holy night! All is calm, all is bright!"

I couldn't help but think about this song. During this season of advent and the expectation and waiting of the celebration of Jesus' birth, I'm sure that there was chaos and noise in the lives of people in Bethlehem. People traveling to be taxed, their daily jobs and tasks. 
But that night God was able to send His son that would change lives for an eternity.
Am I looking for God in the chaos and silence of my day? I know that I sure don't want to miss out on what He wants to share with me.

Let's spend this Christmas season getting wrapped up in His love and wisdom than the gifts we buy. May we be able hear His soft whisper.