Christmas Eve is here! Christmas is just a day away….can you believe it?! It’s hard to imagine especially when there are tornado warnings where I live and 60 some odd degrees outside! Regardless, December 25th is the day we celebrate Christ’s birth.
So, have you taken some time to enjoy the season and take a break from the hustle and bustle going on all around you? Have you been able to quiet your mind to ponder that very first Christmas when Jesus, King of all kings, was born? Steeling away is the only way for me to get the silence I need to focus on the reason for our celebration.
For me, tonight was one of those nights. Our family packed into a van and traveled around town to see the beautiful Christmas lights. In between complaints from my 3 year old, who was bored with it all, I was able to focus on a short row of houses which had beautiful lights strung all about and synced to Christmas music. It was gorgeous and full of delight! There was even a man and his son who came to each car offering hot cocoa and cookies.
So, before you tear into your Christmas morning festivities, I challenge you to take a moment to just breathe. Reflect on our Savior’s birth. Enjoy some Christmas carols, take in a Christmas Eve service, sit before a roaring fire. I’ll bet you will feel a real sense of true peace and joy if you choose to focus on such things. Your heart and mind will then be able to reflect on the fact that Jesus really is the Reason for the Season.