Heavenly Peace

There is no more blessedly peaceful feeling for Churchyard Chick than when she has all (two) of her baby (thirty-two and twenty-six years old) chicks under the same (her) roof, especially on Christmas Eve. 

After saying a prayer and sharing a meal of crawfish fettuccine . . . after laughing (again) over past Christmas Eve’s gone awry . . . after opening one (small) gift each . . . after everyone (except C.C.) is fast asleep . . . she will stay awake until midnight . . . when she will place Baby Jesus in the little manger in the years-old nativity set on the mantle. 

And she will whisper “Thank You” to God for sending His only begotten Son into the world . . . not because we are good . . . but precisely because we are not good . . . and tears will tug at her drowsy eyes.  And she will smile.

And in the silent night of her home, she will sleep in heavenly peace.


About Jan Hamlett

Exploring faith outside the safety of Sunday
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3 Responses to Heavenly Peace

  1. Judy Wiley says:

    You are so right about the wonderful feeling of having your children under your roof to sleep. It is even greater when they have their little ones with them….only not tonight, hopefully New Year’s Eve.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! It has been quite a ride this year for an awful lot of us! Praying 2011 will bring good tidings for all!

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