by Jason Cruise
There is something unique in all of us that is reconnected to the soul during the Christmas season. I suspect for each of us it may be different, but Christmas has a way of bringing out in us all those things which get lost throughout the year. At least that's the case for me anyway.
"Confession is good for the soul" says the ancient axiom. I must confess that this year I have not been the best friend to those around me. I have not been nearly as available in mind, or body, as I should have been or as I wanted to be. I found myself spread far too thin as December approached, and in the thinning I found that I couldn't capture some of the mojo that the Christmas season normally brings to my life. Too many deadlines, projects, and all those other things that, for whatever reason, seemed too important in the moment to cause me to slow down and capture whatever it was that I was losing sight of at the time.
All of this is a feeble attempt at getting to my point: I want to thank you. All of you.
The Man Minute is read by thousands of people, and I have the joy of often getting very real, very sincere feedback from many of you who have told me that it helped you through a decision, or that a simple devotion on a Monday simply brought clarity from the Word of God as He spoke to your current situation.
So here it is December 19th and my heart spoke clearly telling me that I needed to spend time this week writing notes to my friends. Telling them how much I loved them, how thankful I am for their journey with me over the years, and how much I desperately needed them in my life. Journeys are better when you have someone to share them with, for no road is safe to walk alone.
I knew that my first thank you note had to go to you, for whatever measure I have sown into your life, the harvest has been equally as much mine as it has been yours because of the outlet you provide by giving me a place to share thoughts concerning the Lord who is the master of our souls.
I am thankful to share the road of following the man from Nazareth with you!