Shopping in the tiniest snatches of time,
Making desserts for the next event,
Wrapping gifts for teachers,
Organizing games for school Christmas parties,
Checking Amazon's shipping status for those 2 things I have not received,
Writing down gifts for thank yous,
Christmas cards---aaaahhhh, haven't even started those...
Does any of that sound familiar? I am so busy making Christmas happen...that I forget...Christmas comes whether or not I do a single. thing. How utterly presumptuous to think I make Christmas happen.
I know some things are necessary. But, so much of it is not. Why? Why do I make myself so crazy, during my favorite season of the year?
Not once has my family had mugs of hot chocolate in front of our Christmas tree. Not once (*wince*) have we read the Christmas story together, in our jammies in front of the fireplace.
So, today, right now, I am taking a moment. I have some hot cocoa in my happy new red Fiesta mug. I am taking a deep breath, and I am going to REMEMBER what Christmas is about. I am going to stop, and pray, and thank God for sending that sweet baby to save me, to save my family, and to save the nameless faces I've passed all day long in the car and at the mall.
Would you join me? For just a moment, let's remember together... Let's reflect on this season that we're racing through. Let's breathe prayers of gratefulness together...for the One who allows us to rush around...and yet who tugs on our hearts to slow down...and remember.