“Where are you, Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”
Cindy Lou Who knew that there was shopping to do.
But underneath all the tinsel and the lights, she sensed an important “something” missing that she called Christmas.
Some have called it the magic of Christmas.
Charlie Brown called it the meaning of Christmas.
Whatever you call it, it cannot be found amid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season busy-ness.
Sure, you can find excitement and even nostalgia among all the events, smells, sights, and sounds.
But the center of Christmas will always be a Person.
With all the slogans like “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” or “Keep Christ in Christmas”, one would think that Christians always get the meaning of Christmas.
Alas, that is not true.
Christians have as many obligations, ambitions, and lusts crowding their days as anyone else during the holidays.
So, how can anyone find Christmas during the demands of the season?
“Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
2 Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself,
like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk.
Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, put your hope in the Lord—
now and always.
Slow down for moments of quiet reflection on who Jesus is and how safe you are in His presence.
Slow down to meditate on His hope for you, your family, and the world.
Be cautious when deciding to commit to any Christmas event.
Ask yourself how much time, energy, and stress each commitment costs.
If it costs your peace and communion with Jesus, it’s not worth it.
Remember that Christmas can’t be bought or given.
It’s not how many presents you give or dollars you donate that will bring you closer to your Christmas miracle.
It’s how close you are to Jesus.
Slow your calendar.
Slow your checkbook.
Slow your mind and soul.
And enjoy Christmas throughout the season.
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