The Beloved is near.
Do not worry about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Skip your Christmas wish list,
that gorgeous sweater, the latest device.
Go on. What do you most want?
What do you want more than that?
If you got it, would you be satisfied—
or is there something even deeper?
Now dwell on that.
Stay with it.
This is your true Christmas wish,
your deepest longing.
Let it be earnest prayer.
Carry it around with you.
Imagine your deepest desire
is wrapped up in God’s
and let that give you deep, deep peace.
Don’t try to understand it: it’s beyond that.
Just let it be.
God is holding this.