The wonder of Christmas is just a feeling that can not be easily explained. The birth of our Savior, the greatest gift given to us, the beauty of love, just brings a feeling in the air. Christmas is not a holiday, but it is a celebration of life, of our Savior's birth. A friend shared with me today how they had a birthday cake, and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus as they celebrated together. I think that is just beautiful, what a gift to Jesus, to recognize His day. And the party is for Him, not us, we are the attenders of His party, of His celebration. How blessed are we to be able to take part in such a wonderful, blessed day? We all have different ways of celebrating, we all have different family traditions, but no matter if our home is filled with hundreds, a few, or just you, no matter if there are presents under your tree or just in your heart, we can celebrate this great gifted day by loving Jesus, by spending the day with Him. As the Christmas music plays, as your heart turns to Jesus and picturing that day of His birth, we can rejoice in our Savior, we can close our eyes and open our hearts, reading the Christmas story from Luke, how can be not be excited, how can we not be filled such thankfulness inside? We can easily get sidetracked away from the meaning of Christmas, and we can get involved in what we want and what we have to get, and what we have to do, and stress creeps up on us, and before we know it, we are not focused on Him any longer, but the presents that didn't come in the mail, the gift we thought we were getting, and depression can set it, for how we dreamed Christmas should be isn't at all what is happening, but we don't have to let the world direct us in how to celebrate, we can let the outside world be just that, outside, and we can celebrate in our hearts, and as we do, others will see the great joy in our hearts, the love for Jesus we carry. Don't allow the day of joy in celebrating be stolen away, may we take our eyes off us, and keep them right on Him, our King of Kings, who was born in tiny manger, He was born for us, the Baby who was born to save the world. What greater joy is there to celebrate than that on Christmas Day?
I pray your hearts, as well as mine will not get caught up in stress, in what we think it should be, but just what it is, the greatest birthday party of the world, and guess what? Your invited, and all you need to bring is your heart!!