The days before Christmas are usually filled with laughter and fun. But for some reason this Christmas is sort of blah for me.
I’m not sure if it is because my husband has been working a lot or the fact that I had to decorate again this year with just the kids.
Maybe it is because when I was 12 I lost my dad over the Christmas / New Year’s break.
Possibly is it the fact that deep down I have forgotten he true meaning of the Christmas season.
But whatever it is this year, I have seen the effect it is having on my kids as well as myself. So, I’m heading into the next few days with a more joyous heart and attitude.
I will reflect on the fact that we wouldn’t even be celebrating Christmas if it wasn’t for the Christ child that was born so many years ago.
I will sing my heart out when I sing my favorite Christmas carols – Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Away in a Manager. These bring me more peace than most because I am awed by that fact that our Lord loved us so much that He would send His only son down to us to live among us. To eventually die on a tree for us. We . . . I am so undeserving.
That being said, this is why I will choose to be more joyful this season.
Christmas isn’t about the tree, the gifts, or the food.
It is about family, making sweet memories, and celebrating the incredible birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.
Spread this love around and most will have a heart filled with gladness, joy, and love.
This is what I choose to do these few days before Christmas.
May you feel the love of Jesus this season and I wish you the Merriest Christmas ever!
In His Grace,