Scripture: Luke 1:1-4
A Christmas Blessing
Whether it seems like it has been an eternity or just a few days since last Christmas, the season is upon us once again. The churches are decorated, the stores are trying to get our attention, the radio stations are playing non-stop Christmas music, and our calendars are filling to the point of being double- or triple- booked.
Christmas is back. It truly is the most wonderful time of year, but it is also overwhelming. The scripture passage makes me chuckle. But I also want to offer it as our Christmas blessing this year. There is something cute and overly optimistic about the blessing of an orderly Christmas. This is my prayer for myself and you this Christmas, is that we can bring order through the chaos. That the hope of Jesus Christ be central to this Christmas season. But the biggest prayer is that this can be the most meaningful Christmas that you have had, to date.
How can this happen? I don’t know but I assume we must choose to be more intentional. We must choose the things that are most meaningful to us about Christmas and do more of that instead of trying to do a little bit of everything. We must plan because if we don’t others will plan for us. Now this isn’t the hypothetical in my head plan we are going to write it out.
Let us celebrate Christmas together!
What do you need to do to celebrate Christmas to the fullest?
If we get to January 7th and something didn’t happen you are going to be sad you missed it?
What is going to make you feel closer to God?
(I will share my 5 for accountability).
Church services especially Christmas Eve Candlelight
Looking at Christmas Lights with my family
Sharing good gifts and good food with others
Being around live Christmas music with my family.
Out of the chaos God brought forth creation. Jesus came as an answer to the continued chaos in the world. So God, as we choose to follow you, help us to find order in the midst of this Christmas Season. Thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus to lead, teach, and save us. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
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