No, I'm not referring to that scratch in the back of your throat that you're praying is NOT the flu, or a sore throat, or a cold coming on (heaven forbid!) but that welling at the Lessons and Carols event as the choir surpassed your expectations, or at the Children's Pageant where the rowdiest of the rowdies were coaxed into costumes and managed to look heavenly, or at the children building "Hansel and Gretel" houses -not to be confused with gingerbread houses- this morning at the YWCA - THAT'S the welling of which I speak now and last week in another post.
In response to that last week's post of poignant events and life's tragedies that we face at this time of supposed happiness in our lives, I received some wonderful comments. One now I share with you from a blogger friend, whom I'm hopeful will rejoice in my sharing it with you -
"......welling in the throat and the water in the eyes, this is just the spirit growing too large to be contained."
I believe that to be so although I had never thought of it in those words. May your welling and water be those of joy this season and may God's Holy Spirit comfort you if those wellings and waters come from a tragedy of your own or from the tragedy of others.
Photo Sunrise Sister - Hansel and Gretel houses are constructed with a graham cracker base rather than gingerbread:)