We have managed to survive “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” again. Now we need to try to make room for Zoo Lights, Santa visits, class parties and cookie baking! While some of the hoopla may be commercial, it all serves a purpose: it adds excitement to our lives and hopefully acts as a symbol and a reminder that our relationship with Christ should be the center of our lives. While the frantic pace of the Christmas season surrounds our days, there is also a peace that seems to surround our hearts. There is a feeling that comes from the extra effort we place on our relationships as we celebrate the birth of Christ with those closest to us (spouses, children, family and friends).
As you celebrate these days leading up to Christmas, we encourage you to look at things a little differently. When you see Christmas lights adorning rooftops, think of the light of Jesus’ love that shines in and through us. When Santa delivers gifts Christmas morning, let it be a reminder of the gift that we are all given in the birth of Jesus Christ. Most importantly, when you reflect on the holiday season, let it be a reminder of that greatest gift given to us long ago on a beautiful starry night - “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16.
We wish you a blessed and very Merry Christmas!
Kristen & Stephanie