Slow down as these are the very best days of your life

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‘Woah, woah, woah!’

Sun­day af­ter­noons with my granda. I can see the cow­boy try­ing to slow the fran­tic horse as the trail dis­ap­pears over the cliff edge. Why’s it in my head? ‘Woah, woah, woah!’ It is De­cem­ber! In fact, it is pass­ing be­hind in the dust. It’s as if I whip the horse again at the begin­ning of each year and the faster it gal­lops. ‘Woah, woah, woah!’ Christ­mas! What hap­pened to Ad­vent?

That blur whoosh­ing by as if we fix our eyes on the fin­ish­ing post of De­cem­ber 25.

‘Ah, worry not, It’s for count­ing down any­way right?’ Ad­vent? Life? Woah, woah, woah! No! De­spite how it feels and how we might be rid­ing it.

Pull back on those reigns, slow down enough to hear, to see the Ad­vent scenery, the truths of life that are pass­ing by.

God came down, as Je­sus, to ride him­self in this world and make it pos­si­ble for us to choose to take a dif­fer­ent trail.

Je­sus will come again and take the reigns and bring this ride to a stop re­gard­less of which trail we choose.

Je­sus will ride with us now if we slow our­selves down and ask him to hop on and take us on the trail he’s laid out for us. Can’t see it? Then Stop! This race to Christ­mas, this gal­lop through life to that cliff edge.

Take the blink­ers off, slow down and have a look.

There’s never been a bet­ter time.

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