Putting Away

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

—1 Corinthians 13:11, NLT

These last few days,

putting away the tree,

finding a place for every

new trinket and gift, clearing 

out some things well past 

their usefulness, taking long

walks and deep breaths,

both a release of what

has been and a expectation

of knowing a new year

is coming and the rhythm

of life will reset, our

scheduled usual of work

and rest, and I am content

to settle back into routine.

These last few days

of vacation, as we count

down the days and then

hours before the Time Square

ball drop, I will begin 

to develop some resolutions,

finalize those during the 

Watch Night, right before

the year dawns, and in the 

most meaningful way begin

to reduce my many things

into the simpler forms

of pure faith and honest

humility before the One

Who began it all.

—C.L. Fisher, December 2020

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