Monday, December 20, 2010
Random Acts of Christmas
I love Christmas!
Family. Friends. Faith. Parties. Reunions. Decorations. Music. Good food. Philanthropy. Giving. Caring. Sharing.
During the coldest and darkest days - at least in the Northern Hemisphere - the Holidays brighten up the bleak days and nights of winter.
I hate Christmas!
For some of the same reasons above.
The pressures. Demands on time. Trying of patience. Demands on the wallet. Getting hit up for more donations from so many good sounding causes.
The days can be cold. The nights are so long.
It can be exhausting, draining. Too much.
Random acts of Christmas?
Yet, during this time of the year seemingly random acts from heaven reach down to touch hearts, made more tender by the season.
And one of these moments can come in the form of the "flash mob" where words from the Holy Scriptures set to music from the 17th century (Messiah - Handel's Hallelujah Chorus) inject themselves into a random 21st century crowd in such an unlikely place - a food court of a mall.
A divine appointment?
I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
Psalm 57: 9 (King James Version)
Question: What random acts of Christmas have touch your heart?
Picture from everystockphoto: wreath circles