A Walk to Celebrate My Reason for the Season 12/26/2014

Let me be right up front…I don’t go to church.   My church is the forest where I can feel the presence of God in every breeze that blows through the trees.  However, when it comes to the holidays, I miss being part of an organization that sets time aside to celebrate the birth of Christ, my reason for the season.

Houses of Worship 1

To feel that special presence of Christmas this year, I went on the “Candlelight Tour of the Historical Houses of Worship” in Frederick, Maryland.  It was a wonderful experience shared with my sister and her two younger daughters, ages 9 and 10.

I was blown away.  Each church, or cathedral, was beautiful in its Christmas finery, but it wasn’t even that…it was the initial impact of entering a place of God.  The soft murmuring of the patrons, the music…oh the music!  Harps, bells, pipe organs, pianos, violins!

My breath caught in my throat as I looked up into the eaves of each church feeling something that I could not see.  My eyes then slowly descending to find one of the church members, extending a warm hand and an eye crinkling smile, welcoming me to their special place of worship.  Finding a seat in the sanctuary I closed my eyes to take in the scent of over a hundred years of church goers wafting together with the scented candles, coffee and cookies.  Wow, just wow!

Hike on!

About BoobOnARock

Hiking, the woods, books, my son, my cats and dogs, math, hanging with my sweetie and making fires. what else is there? oh yeah, falling in the woods every once in a while...it is a talent of mine.

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