It’s Five Minute Friday time again. The time of the week when I join with a bunch of other amazing bloggers over at Kate Motaung‘s place to write about a one word prompt for five minutes straight. This week’s prompt is Adore.
We have all heard that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but for many it just isn’t true. The weight and worries of this world just seem to be magnified by the lights on the tree. Struggling to balance monthly bills with the cost of purchasing the perfect gift for family and friends becomes almost more than some can handle. Trying to attend every Christmas gathering, make sure we bring the best food and look festive is overwhelming. It also seems that the loss of loved ones hurts a little more during this season. Once you add to that the guilt of making sure we read every Advent book out there so that our kids (and us) do remember the reason of the season, many would just rather skip it all.
We adore the people and things that are most precious to us. A miser will adore his wealth; the evolutionist might adore his knowledge. Adoration is a privilege, but it also is our obligation. He is worthy to be “first” and to be adored.
First in our thoughts.
First in our hearts.
First in our worship.
If we will simply stop and take the time to adore Christ for who He is not just what we have then we will realize that the joy we assign to this season can envelope us every day of the year.