Buffaloes! There is a field near me that has buffaloes in it. There is even a white one. I have been driving by them for 15 plus years. I remember when I first saw them. I was so excited. I couldn't wait to show my girls. It made me smile every time I passed them. I wanted to stop and take a picture but I haven't. I wondered why the owner had them and if they were happy in that field. It seemed a little small. Did they have enough room? You know buffaloes roaming and all. Yes, I thought a lot about them, than.
But I've grown accustomed to them now. They are old hat. Been there, done that, have the T-shirt.
OH NO! I've become JADED! No longer excited. No longer want to share the joy of them. Yawn!
As I was thinking about them I thought, Have I become that same way about Christmas? Don't get me wrong I'm the type that listens to Christmas songs in July but.... This year has been so busy and I'm so behind. I feel a little over it. Counting the days till its over. Lord forgive me. Than I have to ask myself, Why? I think I know before I get the word out of my mouth. I'm not focusing on Him. Jesus! Yes, I'm still showing up and praying each day having a lovely time of fellowship. But I've been looking at all the trappings of Christmas; the hustle and bustle, the shopping, the stress of getting the "right" gift etc. Not stopping and looking at the wonder, the joy, the pureness of the love that came to the world that first Christmas. I've become JADED! Looking at Christmas but missing the true spirit, the true meaning.
I'm going to stop and breathe and enjoy! Going to enjoy the joy! I may even take another look at the buffaloes and the wonder of them and the wonder of their creator who sent His son for me!