I once heard a lady say, this is the most miserable time of the year. My response was, it really is not supposed to be. It frustrated me, because I was not able to explain what I meant to her. We were interrupted, right at the time. But it has been on my heart just to say.
It is, so sad how Christmas can be seen as a miserable time of the year. Christmas is about Love and Hope because of the birth of our Lord and Savior. I realize not everyone sees it this way and that is why it has become such a “miserable” holiday. It hurts to think that this holiday has become focused on the days of extended gift returns and extended holiday hours. Not to mention the people nearly running over you, to beat you to the checkout (yes, I walk slow, I can’t help it I just do). And don’t get me wrong I love to shop. But this is not the foundation for this holiday.
The meaning seems to be fading.
What can we do? What should we do? Don’t let it fade! This our our Lord and Savior’s Birthday! Let us give Him the gifts He wants. Our lives. Our time. Our love.
So many people are unhappy at this time of the year. Please share your love with them. They need it.
I met a man with leukemia last Christmas. He asked me how I was doing. I told him “fine.” I asked him how he was, and he said, “not so good.” I told him, “I hope you feel better soon.” He said, “I’m not just sick, I have Leukemia.” When he said it I was at a loss for words. So I just began quietly praying for him. (I was at work so that was all I could do). Before he left me, I told him I was praying for him (still am – never knew his name), he was so thankful. Although I was praying for him, I was being helped. He is facing something I couldn’t imagine, yet he was still living his life the best he could. I pray he is still living his life this Christmas.
I just say this to say, we know God, and when we know Him, we know His love. His love is abundant. Please share it with someone you don’t know this Holiday. This is the most WONDERFUL time of the year! Merry Christmas!