Oh, I thought myself so ‘with it’ last year. Boxing Day saw me at all the sales buying up Christmas cards at half price. I was determined to be ready this year.
Well, this year I have a broken arm and have already announced to everyone that I am not doing Christmas cards because I cannot write.
On top of that, Canada Post is on strike so no one will get those cards if I do mail them. Therefore boxes and boxes of cards will not see the light of day.
I have been sending cards since the first year Ron and I were married…that’s a lot of years. The list has changed and grown and deleted itself down over time until today when it stands at zero.
Will this change my celebration; only in my own mind. What other traditions are you finding to be less than usual this year? Is your Christmas baking taking a turn down because of the low-carb, gluten-free craze?
Was our Christmas any less Christmassy? I doubt it, not as long as Christ stayed first in our hearts.
This is a terrific responsibility. Is anyone competent to take it on? No—but at least we don’t take God’s Word, water it down, and then take it to the streets to sell it cheap. We stand in Christ’s presence when we speak; God looks us in the face. We get what we say straight from God and say it as honestly as we can. (2 Corinthians 2:16-17, MSG)
Prayer- Thanks Lord, that Christ will never go out of fashion or style. Amen.