The Day after Christmas

Rain. Nearly two inches, so far. Severe thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon. Minor in comparison to the record number–34–tornadoes, and the devastation they brought to the southeastern U.S.; and the snowstorms stretching across the Midwest to the East Coast. Named Euclid. I’m having a hard time getting used to winter storms having a name. 

Merry and Bright skipped town and left us with this:028 - Copy (3)

The song lyrics of “We Need a Little Christmas” from the Broadway Musical, “Mame” keep running through my head. It wouldn’t be so bad if I knew more than four lines…

The busyness of the Christmas season is past, except for those taking advantage of the after-Christmas sales, when left-over stock is marked down for quick clearance.

For once, I’m not joining the fray. Instead, I sit in my cozy recliner with the peaceful sound of rainfall. The Christmas tree lights slowly brighten, then dim in a festive-yet-calming cycle. That reminds me of yet another song lyric, “…all is calm, all is bright,” from the age-old carol, “Silent Night.”  

Around our world, there are many who do not have this sense of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Man. I am blessed to live here, and I don’t take it lightly. Though one may not experience peace externally, there is an internal peace. It is the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, that guards the hearts and minds of those who believe in the Lord, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
(Philippians 4:7–The Bible)

My 2013 prayer for our hurting world is to know this Peace, that goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life, and may you dwell in the house of the Lord, forever. 
(from Psalm 23–The Bible)

 

 

 

 

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26 thoughts on “The Day after Christmas

  1. we started yesterday with thunderstorms, then rain for most of the day (we needed it badly and still do!) then it turned to snow – enough to dust over the deck, anyway. but BRRR 23 degrees this morning. i’m a southernized wimp…

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  2. Pure joy to the heart when we know and feel his peace so clearly. I will join you in this 2013 prayer! We had a nice needed rain, then fluffy snow! In north central Texas, this is so very rare. It was lovely and peaceful. And still some on the ground the day after. Another rarity.

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  3. We are very blessed to live where we do. It is by His grace that we live where we do. We had a good storm too. Now they are predicting snow. I love this year of year. And I love God’s peace.

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    • I’m thankful for the home provided for us when we needed one, Jayne. It has served us well during storms, and high enough elevation that flooding hasn’t been an issue. You and I are blessed!

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    • Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Pix! Glad you don’t have snow on top of that temp, and the storm passed you buy. We have sunshine this morning, 42 degrees, and the wind is whipping around out there. I’ll be bundled up to go out today, that’s for sure. Stay warm! Hubby watches the Weather Channel, a lot, so I’m up-to-date on all things weather! lol

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    • A dusting of snow can be nice to look at–for a few minutes. 😉 We did have a wonderful Christmas with family. Our daughter got snow flurries on Christmas eve, which she enjoyed immensely, and Christmas day was nice. The rain arrived after we returned home; but sunshine has reappeared. Hope you had a nice Christmas, Robert.

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