Writer Block (too busy)
I have the privilege today to write the first Weekly Word in December. And I will have to admit that when Vanessa asked me yesterday if I remembered if it was my turn to grace the Thursday email with words of wisdom, I could say “Yes, I did remember.”, but what I was going to write was locked in the area of “writers block.” I had no clue as to what I would write this time.
I spent some time struggling with a multitude of subjects, but every time I sat down at the computer to write, I would start, and maybe get a sentence or two and then the picture would go blank. Even prayer didn’t seem to work. Yes, I know God answers prayer in different ways, and what I needed was a, “Here you go Ed,” this is your answer. What I got was “Leave a message, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.”
Ever have one of those days? Well, the rest of the story is coming…
Without a clue as to what to write, I decided to clean some files I have in my office, old stuff that I have collected over the years. You know what I mean… “JUNK”. As I was cleaning I found some old Sunday Funnies that were stuff I thought were fun to keep over the years because they spoke to a time when I needed them. Mostly the panels of “Pickles” But as I continued to clean I ran across an old “BC” panel that just jumped out at me. BC was the “Caveman era” cartoon. The panel was about a “nightstalker” that went around writing things on rocks. Some of the things were subtle jibes at what was happening in the politics of the times. However, the one I came across was pretty pointed.
“JESUS is the reason for the season”
I found my answer. I found myself too busy thinking about what I was going to write, and forgot that this is December. And in all the hustle-bustle of the world, to buy gifts, Black Friday, decorating, etc., I forgot what Christmas is really all about. It isn’t Santa Claus, Merry Xmas or Happy Holidays, it is about a baby that came to be born in a stable, grow to be a man and then die a horrible death to give us the greatest gift we could ever receive. Take time as we approach HIS birthday and remember that
“HE is the reason for the season”