Getting through it

Photo courtesy of orangejon (Creative Commons)

Photo courtesy of orangejon (Creative Commons)

It’s just over a week until Christmas, and I don’t know about you, but I’m almost at that point where I just want it to be over and get back to normal.

The decorations are becoming clutter, the commercials to buy this and that are dizzyingly nonstop, the frantic pace of shopping, wrapping and attending is exhausting, and it’s easy to lose sight of what we are celebrating in the first place.

I have a friend who commented the other day, “one more week and I will have lived through another one.” Has it come to that?

Are we so caught up in the “Christmas spirit” that we’ve lost the real Christmas spirit?

I know this week will be crazy busy, but what if we took some time to be quiet and focused? What if instead of packing in one more party or shopping trip or task, we intentionally stopped to reflect, either individually or as a family?

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the trappings of the holidays but instead maybe we should be overwhelmed by the magnitude of what God did for us in sending His Son.