Christmas Has Come and Gone

 

Christmas has come and gone. 

There are gifts to put away or maybe return.

There is a mess to be cleaned up.

There are those extra pounds to contend with.

It seems to come and go in a whirl.

Do you find in the midst of the celebrations that you feel a sadness of some sort?

  Does it all seem anti-climatic?

I have to admit that it is somewhat true for me.  Don’t get me wrong; I love to give gifts and I love to receive them.

  I love to watch my grandchildren as they jump up and down with joy because they don’t know how else to express themselves.

I love being with my family.  I love all the food and fellowship.

But there still remains a sense of sadness.

I know I’m not the only one who feels this!!!!!

   Christmas is an extremely sad time for many, many people.

The reasons are varied and vast.

Perhaps this sense of sadness enters our souls because we know deep down inside that Christmas isn’t really about us.

We’ve become “caught up” in the commercialization of this holiday.

There would be no CHRISTmas with Christ,

yet He gets a few nods and mentions in the middle of the chaos.

We don’t mean to leave Him out.  It just happens.

Every year, I struggle with how we can get back to the simplicity of celebrating Christ’s birth.

Despite all the fun and fellowship, my heart hungers for something deeper.

That “deeper” can only be filled by Jesus.

No matter how awesome a gift you received under the tree, there is absolutely no greater gift than a relationship with Jesus Christ.

It always fits and never needs to be returned!

Perhaps you could take a moment today to stop and ponder the true wonder of Christmas.

Perhaps you could take a moment to bow before Him and just simply worship Him.

Christ is the King of kings and the Lord of lords!!

One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess this truth.

Let’s not wait.  Let’s do it today.

Lots of love, Sharon


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