Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.
Time is running out.
So the big question is:
Have you completed everything on your Christmas to-do list?
Most years for me, the answer is “almost” and then I run around like crazy trying to tie up all the loose ends to make sure the Christmas spirit is palpable at my house. Some years I make it but then I am completely exhausted. Other years, like the last few, I don’t quite get everything done and end up feeling, shall we say, incomplete.
And I worry that I’m letting my children down by not doing enough to celebrate the season. I worry that I’m letting God down by not glorifying Him enough. I even feel like I’m letting the sweet baby Jesus down because there is always more I could do to herald His coming.
Do you ever feel like that? Like you’ve not done enough at Christmas time?
Well the good news for you and me, is that no matter how far behind we get at Christmas, no matter which tasks are left unfinished, or what desires are left unfulfilled,
Christmas is already complete.
- Jesus already came into this world as a baby.
- The shepherds previously witnessed the angels and beheld our infant king.
- The wise men already came and presented Jesus with gifts to signify His role as king, priest, and sacrifice.
- And that baby already grew into a man that died on the cross for all of our sins so that each one of us might be reconciled to God once and for all.
It is finished.
Christmas is complete!
Hear this Mom and Dad, no matter how frazzled or incomplete you might feel, nothing else is really needed. Cease striving. Rest. Enjoy your children and behold the words of angels,
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is Christ the Lord.
By Dale Wilsher
Mom of four daughters
1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team Member
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