What is it about taking down the Christmas decorations that turns my mind to fresh and new? I guess it is a changing of seasons of sorts. This year Sam did it without me (bless him!) and all I had to do was find the well-hidden Christmas tree drop-off. Which I couldn’t do at first, so J and I left the tree tied on top of the car while we went to lunch. Alas, no one helped themselves to our tree while we were eating.
After we found the tree drop-off and managed to get the huge thing off the car, we saw a bald eagle on a telephone pole. Actually, we had seen him ten minutes earlier (or maybe we saw two different bald eagles?) but I was going 45 and couldn’t really stop to admire him. J didn’t even see the first one. But the second one? He seemed like a sign. So we stopped and looked until J saw him. Really saw him.
And then in prayer the answer comes: discontent. Covetousness. An old word that simply means not being satisfied with the riches already lavished on me. Not sure what that’s going to look like this year (or if I even want to embrace the call.) Sometimes I’m so full of wanting more that there’s no room to enjoy what I have today. So maybe I need to go with that for 2013.
Are you clearing out the old to make room for the new?