Today is the day after.
Some people may not have celebrated Christmas with their families yet,
may not have joined in festivities,
celebrated with the rest of us.
But if you did,
today is more rest,
a chance to linger a little.
Today is a day to be small again,
to get low,
to look tiny.
This isn’t just to be childlike,
but to be humble-like.
This is how we don’t miss out on the big picture–
we zoom in, take perspective,
and come out of it with the horizon looking
like a bright new adventure.
Advent was the wait,
and though we celebrated Christ’s miracle
today there is more to wait for.
Today, we still linger in that space between,
but we linger with hope.
So we take a new perspective, but we take it on
with Spirit in our lungs,
with great strength
because we hold Spirit things
inside our very bones.
So let’s pay attention,
Let’s get low
and check and see,
hoping we don’t miss a thing.