That’s the way Christmas feels these days, lonely, quick, gone too soon.
Tonight is a whisper, tomorrow will be loud, and then…
it’s over and Christmas is wrapping paper that is so easily thrown out.
The nativity’s go back in their boxes, the tree to the curb, and my heart? It feels lost in all the motion of the season.
I want it all to last. The lights and the trees and the feeling and the peppermint mochas and the manger. Christmas is red and January is blue, and I’m already feeling sad.
How can I hold onto Christmas? How can I live Christmas?
I think this…
4 Simple Ways to Hold onto Christmas
The Nativity Stays
I have a thing for nativities, and at Christmas I put out four nativity sets. This year, I will tuck three gently away, but one will stay, all year long.
The Meaning of Christmas Will be Framed
These words will be put in a frame in my dining room:
“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
I Will Serve
I will use this Christmas countdown as a reminder and guide and pick two “serves” a month that I can do with my family. I will do this because…
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
A Candle is Lit Each Week
A Candle lit, because all year is advent, all year, all the years and the hours we wait. Let us not forget that there will come a day that His Light will shine before all men, and all will bow, and all will be made right.
Have a beautiful Christmas eve, friends, and a beautiful year of Christmas.
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