This year, more than ever before, we have felt like Christmas has ganged up on us.
…To the point were we feel like its got a tight hold around our necks.
But, thank goodness God has been working on my heart over the last few days. Like a 2×4 to the head, I have FINALLY remembered that the "burden" of Christmas is something that I create for myself, and maybe its about time to focus on the WHO and WHY we celebrate. Its the story of a sacrifice, a Savior, a scared mommy and daddy, and a promise for humanity.
God, help us teach our children about the celebration, the miracle, the Christ. Help us to show them that this is so not a holiday about them, as much as the world would have them believe that. Help us to show them that there are so many people, children, who need to be shown God’s love, especially this time of year. Amen.