Vern and Bee are waiting to get the sign from their human father that it’s time to walk. They are sitting still, listening for any indication of movement. Hoping for the call they love to hear. “Vern, are you ready for your walk? Bee, are you coming?”
This is the season of waiting. As I write this, there are twelve days before Christmas. A time of celebrations and presents. A time for children to build imaginary expectations of what they might find under the tree. And a time for everyone to contemplate the meaning of this season.
Christmas music is declaring that Jesus Christ is born. Go tell it on the mountain, Jesus Christ is born. I find it interesting that the word “is” is used instead of “was”. Present tense. And that is where you can find the present that won’t disappoint. A present which gives life.
2 Corinthians 3:15-16 “Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
You see, turning to the Lord is a gift. When we understand the real reason for the season, a veil is taken off of our hearts, and we enter a new life.
Bee and Vern don’t understand the meaning of the tree that has been placed in our living space. A reminder of the season. A reminder of the life that has been given to us so that we might live for eternity in relationship with God.