At this time of year we all seem to be even busier than we are throughout the rest of the year. So much so that I think it can often be very easy to get totally caught up in all the rushing about, buying presents, buying food, writing Christmas cards, putting up Christmas decorations etc.
Every year I feel the commercial side of Christmas gets pushed towards us earlier and earlier…soon the shops are going to be trying to buy our Christmas cards and decorations all year round! Christmas should be special, it should be a time of year not trivialized by advertising and present buying, but looked forward to by everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, simply because it is a the time we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Don’t get me wrong I do not want us to stop giving and receiving presents at Christmas time, however I do believe it should be secondary to celebrating Christ‘s birth.
So this Christmas, don’t get all caught up in all Christmas festivities, and forget about Jesus. Make sure you put aside some time this Christmas to give thanks to God for sending Jesus to earth two thousand plus years ago!