Monday, December 01, 2008

St. Andrews

We were all able to attend Lessons and Carols at St. Andrews church last evening. We sat on the second row together and I felt such a great rush of gratitude for the good health we were all enjoying. The fact that we could all be there listening to such an accomplished choir in the beauty of St. Andrews sanctuary, was a miracle to me. Every day is a gift.

Yesterday was a wintry day here in Virginia. The wind and rain held steady most of the day and it was the kind of cold rain you can feel in your bones. Seated in the warmth of the sanctuary of St. Andrews, surrounded by people who had come to enjoy the celebration of the birth of Christ, we felt the warmth of His presence. For his December first meditation, Charles Spurgeon wrote, "How we prize the fire just now! how pleasant is its cheerful glow! Let us in the same manner prize our Lord, who is the constant source of warmth and comfort in every time of trouble. Let us draw nigh to Him, and in Him find joy and peace in believing."