I remember when I was a kid and these last days before Christmas seemed like the LONGEST in history!
Day by day, I would move the little snowflake on my calendar one step closer to the GOAL of December 25th.
It always seemed like the tree was in the house for AGES and the gifts were just there to tempt me to peek inside.
(I have to admit, I DID at least a time or two. Sorry mom.)
Now when I hear, “Just 1 week until Christmas”I breakout in a slight PANIC! I still have goodies to bake, turkey to roast, presents to buy and wrap, and parties to attend!
Talk about PRESSURE! I think I’m breaking a stress sweat just thinking about it!
Okay, you might NOT relate. You might be one of those people who hang loose until December 24th, then pick up a few gifts at the gas station and toss them in some gift bags.
(You’re probably a single male in his twenties. Just sayin…)
The pressure to make the season magical, the pressure to not disappoint, the pressure to make it what WE remember as children can sometimes be OVERWHELMING!
Were MY parents this busy?
I can see, NOW, how it would be easy to lose sight of JESUS, the reason for the season! Let’s not let that happen!
Take a DEEP BREATH! I promise, it’s all gonna work out okay! Release the pressure… KEEP the JOY!!!
Honor JESUS and enjoy your time together with family and friends. Everything else is just gravy! (Uumm…GRAVY!)
Are you feeling the Christmas STRESS?
Or, are you LOVING every minute of it, like Buddy the Elf?