As I sat in the stillness
of this early Christmas Eve morning
in a quiet time of meditation,
the angel on the Christmas tree
dressed in white satin and tiny pearls
softly blew on her trumpet and caught my attention.
“Hope” she gently trumpeted.
Hope for those who feel hopeless
Don’t lose sight of hope.
“Joy” she gently trumpeted.
Joy for those who experience no joy
Don’t lose sight of joy.
“Peace” she gently trumpeted.
Peace for those who don’t know what peace feels like.
Don’t lose sight of peace.
“Love” she gently trumpeted.
Love for those who are unaware that love exists.
Don’t lose sight of love.
But we do.
From time to time,
we lose sight
as personal worries, global concerns, fear preoccupy our thoughts
Gentle Trumpeting Angel,
you have sounded the call to remember
that the signs of
Hope – Peace – Joy – Love
Sometimes in big ways.
Sometimes in not-so-big ways.
But, they are here.
This holiday season
may we let the angels
wrap us in their loving wings
and give us signs and reminders that
Hope – Joy – Peace – Love
for our world.
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!
May your Holidays and coming year be blessed
… blessed with hope, peace, joy and love
in ways you can’t even begin to imagine