Keep your eyes wide open and your heart soft toward God and people today. Don't get numbed by the sturm und drang of the last minute Christmas shopping/preparation frenzy all about you. God's invites you and me this fresh day to:
Notice His whispers (sometimes shouts) of grace all around you, his gifts to open your life in him.
Notice the subtle trace of his image in the faces of people around you, those you know and those you will pass by.
Notice his invitation to be unselfish and meet a need that will bring Christmas into someone's life even if unawares.
Notice God's laughter in the unexpected, (thanks, Jen).
Notice the weariness and stress of those near you so you might be a bringer of light and rest, even for just a moment.
Notice how God desires to free you from self-absorption today; lift up your head . . . listen.
Notice how his love for you can be wrapped in the simple, unadorned and unlikely.
Notice his invitation to smile and pray and sing in your heart.
Notice Jesus, adore him in your own way.