The Gift Of Gathering
And we all sat around the dining room table, dressed in Christmas finery, done in colors of bright red, with sunlight drenching the room. We laughed, sang, ate highly caloric food, told stories, exchanged gifts, and celebrated the birthday of a dear friend and our Lord Jesus. Each one of us commenting on the best part being, that we were together.
Our hostess had a few more dishes to do that day, and had gone to great lengths to make it beautiful and special, for which we were all so grateful! She made the comment, “If I can’t share my home and decorations with people I love, then why bother doing any of it.” She was leading.
She touched our hearts by doing the work, opening her home, and giving us a space to let love linger among and through us.
She reminded us that the gift truly is the gathering.
I want to encourage you to take the lead today. Plan a gathering for those who God is putting on your heart. It doesn’t have to be fancy or even at your house. It just has to have space in your heart and on your calendar.
Show up, set a tone of love and grace, open your heart, eyes, and ears and see what God does. Let your focus be Jesus and one another and I promise you will leave full and blessed. The moments and memories created will mean more than anything you can get wrapped in box, and these moments are so desperately needed right now.
Learn to Lead. Lead to Love,