When I think of the feeling of exultation, I think of young children playing or choirs of angels singing. This feeling fills us completely leaving no room for stray thoughts or nagging anxiety. To exult, we need to be free of the burdens of everyday life even if it’s just for a moment.
Christmas is the perfect time to exult. When we leave the church on Christmas Eve we can exult over the sure and certain fact that love came down on Christmas and walked the world showering all the unwanted, unseen, population with the intense love that only comes from God. This is the only thing that will ever fill us up completely. We all have what a friend of mine calls “the God Hole”. It’s that spot within us that we try to fill by buying stuff, by putting unrealistic expectations on our family, and by working too hard to obtain the next job that we think will be the answer to all our problems until we get it and it isn’t. Nothing can fill the hole within us except the love of God.
At Christmas, we get another chance to acknowledge that love and we can choose to let it fill us and when it does, we too will sing with exultation!