I’ve been thinking about you.
I’ve been thinking about writing and sharing some of what’s going on here in my home, in my life…in my mind this holiday season.
Every time I sit down at the computer to write…
Not because I have nothing to say…Oh no.
But, because there is SO MUCH to say--
Where to start? Which topic first?
The hustle and bustle wears me out. The activity wears me out.
There is overload. Christmas overload. I think it is so sad to say that. To blame overload on Christmas.
In fact I find irony in the phrase…
Irony, because Christ came to bear all our burdens…yet, this busy time of year, we MAKE ourselves busy. We MAKE OURSELVES burdened.
I’m trying so hard to not sound ‘grinchy’ …worried while everyone else is going about making all things merry and bright, for what? Why am I worried? Why do I care if I sound ‘grinchy’ or not? When people have obviously forgotten the True meaning of Christmas.
I guess, I’m afraid if I say it out loud; maybe it would hurt someone’s feelings? I don’t know. And yet… I’ve not had ONE person, while I’ve been out and about, wish me a MERRY CHRISTMAS, without me saying it first. It sounds like I'm judging and keeping a record, but truly, it just an observation I've made.
Yes, Christ came, he was born and laid in a manger. He humbled himself. Left Heaven and Glory for what? Is there anyone left who doesn’t know the story?
Christmas is a wonderful time of year!
It is not for me to say “To Enjoy Christmas, the presents, the lights, the tree …is wrong.”
It is not for me to say “ YOU MUST CELEBRATE the birth of Christ in an honorable way.”
I’m just saying however you celebrate this holiday—remember humility.
Put others first.
Give kindness. Give joy. Give time to someone who is lonely.
Give a hug to someone who is not huggable.
Share a memory with someone who is grieving.
Open yourself up to receive a blessing by blessing someone else. Mind you that is NOT why we give…so that we can receive. But by giving from our hearts…we do receive a blessing out of it.
Share the joy of Christmas—and if the opportunity arises, say a prayer for those who are without the TRUTH.
Til next time, Be Blessed!
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, [and] being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. ~ Philippians 2: 5-8