Christmas Moments

December 23, 2015

So Christmas Eve is like, tomorrow. I’m still not really ready for it to be Thanksgiving yet… Yes. The decorations are up. The presents are wrapped. I have all the fixings for our holiday snacks. We have been Christmas caroling and to the parade. We have read Luke 2 and ate candy canes. And yet… My heart isn’t in it. I’ve read the Advent devotions and pondered the greatest gift. I’ve been to church and soaked it all in… But I’m still not in it. Not really. Maybe I am just getting older. Maybe it’s just me. But maybe, just maybe, I need to repent. My Christ-centered Christmas is still based on the flesh. Based on doing and getting and giving and going. Maybe, just maybe, it should be about praying and praising and really just knowing. Knowing that Jesus came into the busy. Knowing that first Christmas didn’t feel that special either. Not at first. It was frantic and stressful and really not great. They traveled and toiled and then in a moment, everything stopped. Baby Jesus was here. They weren’t ready either. They weren’t prepared. But He came nonetheless. He came into the mess. The mess of the […]

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