Do you ever get the feeling that your life is one big merry-go-round? Yes, Me too. Didn’t we just do Christmas? Oh, yes, I remember now. It was that solitary one without the outlandish relatives, a baked chicken breast with green beans instead of the giant turkey and all the multiple side dishes my Granny used to serve. Oh, yes. Now I remember.
The news is that this year we might have relatives and turkey but no gifts because all the parts are not available for toy making!
Maybe we’d better redefine all those previous ideas we held about Christmas. I suggest an online search for topics like Christmas in a refuge camp, Christmas for the homeless, or even Christmas for the elderly.
When we strip away the things we have because we can afford to go big on our charge cards, we will discover this and this alone.
Christmas is of the heart, not the wallet size.
While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.(Luke 2:6-7, MSG)