Today I was feeling stressed out and impatient, trying to get everything ready for Christmas. I needed a shot of peace. So I headed off to Adoration.

The Perpetual Adoration Chapel was packed, but I was able to find a seat in the front. After getting to my seat, I knelt and prayed. After awhile, I felt compelled to just be silent and listen.

You can’t imagine how the act of being still and listening helped me! Just as it says in Sacred Scripture, “God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” I felt His Presence, His Love and His Peace. How foolish of me to wait until Christmas Eve to include Christ in my Christmas preparations. I was spending more time on the party than on the Honored Guest — Jesus.

God is so good. He allows us to exhaust our own resources and gladly helps us when we finally ask.

God is always faithful to restore us to a place of well being and renewal.