Hey friend. Can I be honest? This year has been full of craziness and unfortunately lots of worry and doubt. This year has been so very hard on so many individuals and families. It breaks my heart in lots of ways.
I wish that there were there no families that are struggling this year. There are numerous families that are worried about bills let alone making sure that there is a Christmas to even had. Men and women have lost jobs and have had to battle illness.
There is confusion that is rampant more this year than in previous years. Should we even bother with Christmas this year? To which I respond with a resounding YES. And here’s why.
Christmas may be teeny tiny this year for some people, others it may not happen at all. And what I mean is that there may not be presents galore or presents at all. But you know what? That is perfectly okay. This season isn’t supposed to be about all of the things. Truly it isn’t. Christmas wishes are for sharing time with your loved ones, making memories with your family and friends, watching favorite movies, making homemade treats, and simply being grateful for the little things.
The lines have gotten so blurry over the years that the wishes have been distorted as well. The wishes now sound like a cash register or the beep of the latest technological device. What happened to the songs we would sing or the sincere wishes for a blessed holiday season?
Maybe this year has been purposeful for more than one reason. Maybe, just maybe (nod to the Grinch), Christmas means a little bit more. Let’s chat about that, shall we?
If we get back to the true reason for the Christmas season we find a reason that means more than money, devices, or things. We find Jesus, the sweetest baby and untimely, the greatest gift we could ever want, need, or deserve.
Smack dab in the middle of our craziness we can find peace that is eternal with the joy that this sweet little baby brought to earth. Jesus, God’s greatest gift to a world that was upside down with sin. By far the most welcome gift that we didn’t even know we needed or wanted.
So, my friend, with all of the craziness that you have endured over this season, let your Christmas wishes be heartfelt and true when sending wishes this year. Take time to reflect upon the greatest gift and all of the amazing things He has done for us. And continues to do for us. Countless joy He brings. Countless peace He offers.
Behold Him, friend, the Greatest Gift the season is Jesus.
May your season be full of sweet blessings, in just the quantities you need. Rest in His peace and holiness this season and all year long. Big hugs.
In His Grace,