I was walking back to my dorm this morning with a friend and she said, “I’m sure ready for Christmas to be over. It’s so hard for me. So many memories from home.”
I said “Well, don’t see it like that. Tomorrow is about celebrating Jesus. And this is the only Christmas that we can celebrate ONLY Him! We’re not celebrating presents, or family. It’s all about Jesus this year! And this is the last year to have Him all to ourselves. Next year we will be back with family and celebrating together… which is GREAT too… but this year it’s just you and Him!”
She smiled and said “Thanks, I never thought of it like that.”
When I realized the true meaning of Christmas, 3 years ago, sitting in county jail – I was brought to tears. I was disappointed in myself for forgetting that Jesus is the Reason for the Season! So many years of worrying about presents and about how I was gonna go visit the family – but avoid them at the same time. Oh, what I would do to take those years back! But what matters is now. Let the past be the past. And celebrate today! Cause God is with us! He came to save us! Emmanuel! Precious Jesus! Precious Lord!
Merry Christmas to all! I pray blessings rain down and peace covers your family! And don’t ever forget why we celebrate this special day!