Who has a Christmas to-do list? Decorate. Host parties. Get gifts, wrap gifts, give gifts. Bake grandma's fruitcake.
Living with eternity in mind is easy to say. But in the busy minutia of life, tiny trials take up all our energy. We're late. The cookies burned. The kids are whiny. We forgot Uncle Tim's gift or lost our keys or (God-forbid) our phone. These things humanly take first priority. Even around Christmas -- and sometimes directly because of Christmas -- Christ and His ways and kingdom are left in the dust, behind gingerbread houses and fudge.
What if this Christmas our stress pushes us to our Savior (Who doesn't need parties or pastries)? What if every time we feel annoyed that the cat broke another ornament, we sing a song of worship to the One who the season is really about? What if each time a tear falls as we realize we can't possibly get everything done, we prayed and praise our Deliverer Who has gotten everything done for us? What if this Christmas was about Christ?
Messiah, this Christmas season please focus our hearts and minds on You and Your priorities which last for eternity. Amen.
Ps. December 1-25 we are posting family devotions based on some favorite Christmas carols to help you (and your family) can engage in the wonder of Christ's coming! Merry Christmas!
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.