Good morning, friend,
If there is a single word that describes what Christmas is all about, it’s the little word “joy.” Several of our favorite carols mention it: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” “O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.”
I get it if you are not feeling it yet. The joy. Two weeks before Christmas is a hustle, bustle time. So much to do. So little time left. I feel the stress also. No tree, no lights, no cookies, and boxes still down the middle of the garage awaiting unpacking and looming like a monster each time I open the door.
But, as Christians, we understand that Christmas is more than the trappings and wrappings. It is about the Savior being born in a little town of Bethlehem. It is about God’s love. Don’t stress. Choose the “must do’s” realistically. And let the rest go. Christmas will come to my house even without the tree. Joy comes from within. Cherish this time and view each moment as sacred. Keep your focus on the reason for the season. So, come all ye faithful, be joyful and triumphant. God loves you and so do I. I wish you peace in your heart and precious joy to the full and overflowing. Linda