Although Christmas has been very different (quiet) this year, I can honestly say I have absolutely loved having my children around me for the whole of Christmastide. Too often it seems they finish school too early and you end up doing jobs for the days before Christmas day and then before you know it the New Year has come and they are back. This year though they do not go back until tomorrow. As my two get older it takes them longer to start to reconnect with each other after the business of their individual school term lives. My husband and I looked at each other and rejoiced this week as we heard that connection occurring while they were playing a game together upstairs.
This morning feels like the first one in a very long time that I am alone in the house. The children are playing in their band at our local Methodist Church and my husband is at work. On this Epiphany morning how am I spending my time? Thinking. I'm munching on my toast, sipping my tea, tapping on my keyboard. I shall shortly start tying and finishing off all the loose ends in my current crochet project (something for me!).
Tying up loose ends. How many of these we have in our lives. Some, it has to be said we cannot tie up ourselves. But here is a thought, when I look at this crochet project with all it's loose ends, I know it is going to look great when it is finished. If I then think of all the loose scraggy ends in my life it is very hard to believe that when God looks at me, he already sees that great finished me. That is what Jesus has done for me, THAT is a miracle. HAPPY EPIPHANY.