Every year in December, there comes a time when, I get the "Holiday Blues". In the process of preparing for Christmas there will defiantly be some lack of joy and peace. At some point my husband and I will get into a huge argument, I will most certainly yell at my children, I will stress over money, decorations, gifts, and cooking. I reach the point of seriously considering boycotting Christmas. And every year without fail, I know in the core of my being that something needs to change. I will think, somehow this holiday should look different. And every year it stays the same.
Do WE look nice for parties?
Is OUR houses decorated beautifully?
Did WE pick out the perfect gift?
Will WE get what WE want?
We ask children, "What do you want santa to bring you?" instead of "What are you giving to your brother or sister, parents, ect.?" We get focused on WE. We even get selfish about who we are going to eat with. Seriously, what is it all for anyway?
So I see now. I have been preparing to celebrate SELF-mas. What needs to change? How can this holiday look different?
Make a memory.
Share a story.
Give to someone that is truly in need.
The greatest gift is looking like HIM to the world.
Simply celebrate CHRIST-mas