Anyone who knows me knows that Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love sharing good food with those I love. I love seeing everything lit up at night. I love the magic and feeling of goodwill that fills the air. With Christmas just a few days away, I’m loving it.
Of course, remembering the real reason for the season holds its own pleasures. Remembering His mercy, patience, and longsuffering towards me always overwhelms me. I know what an unprofitable servant I am. But I love Him because He loves me despite all my failings and imperfections.
Pondering on that love fills me with peace. That’s not unexpected at this time of year when we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Yet not everyone feels that peace during Christmas. They’re too focused on their own cares and relieving themselves of the stress associated with satisfying those cares to feel at peace.
With all the busyness that accompanies the holiday season, we must not be too busy to reflect upon the peace the real reason for the season provides. Amidst all the hustle and hurry of the season, we need to stop long enough to feel His peace.
Some people go through the entire Christmas season without ever feeling peace. What’s the point of anything we do at Christmastime if in the end we never feel His peace? Christ is the real reason for the season. But there won’t be any real reason to anything we do in that season if in the end we don’t feel peace.
That’s why I’m cutting this short. I’m encouraging you to use the time you would normally spend consuming my content to reflect on the real reason for the season and feel His peace. We can have that peace with us always when we follow the Prince of Peace by honoring our covenants and sharing the light of His love with others. When we do, we can feel that love lighting peace within ourselves. And that will bring us more joy in our journey.
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