The rush is almost done. It will soon be time to hush and listen to the stillness of the night and allow our precious Lord to silence the yearnings of our hearts.
I like to set the mood for quietness by playing soothing music. Instrumentals are best, but a soft voice can also allow my mind to step away from the lists and sit at my Saviors' feet. Like Mary I long to be near Him and in His presence. So I lay aside my Martha apron and draw near.
Hush, hush, listen silent night.
Hush, hush, draw near to Christmas!
Hush, hush, wonder and joy are mine!
Hush, hush, He quiets my heart.
Hush, hush, He is near, God with me!