I love the Christmas season. Everything about it. I’m one of those people who ENJOYS going to the mall the day before Christmas. I enjoy going and looking at the same decorations over and over and over again. I love giving gifts and I love getting them! I guess that I’m just good at finding a balance between the stuff and Christ in the Christmas season. I’ve heard so many Christians who are beginning to rant about all the stuff taking the true meaning out of Christmas. But the truth is that the stuff and presents and trees only take the true meaning out of Christmas if you let it. It’s a whole parallel of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. You can take away my gifts and tree and even the Who-feast, and sure I might be a little sad because of it, but it’s not going to stop Christmas from coming. Christmas is about so much more. It’s about Christ. It’s about being able to celebrate the JOY of Christmas with family. It’s about seeing the smiles on my children’s faces as I explain that I give them gifts, but God has given them the ultimate gift in Christ. I think way too many people are trying to make this an either/or situation when really it can be a both/and situation.
(I realize that my thoughts are a little jumbled and sparse, but I have more thoughts on this. But right now, I’m going to take some time in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to go snuggle with my husband. Not that I really need a reason, but I’ll take any excuse I can get!)