So what’s all the fuss? Birthdays, Christmas, decorations, snow, ice, cooking, working, homework, church, music, cleaning, laundry, needy pets, needy family…….am I missing anything? I must be…I’m pulled in so many directions these days I can’t keep my day’s straight!
Truth be told, I have been waiting a long time for this chaos. I’m really not complaining, seriously! I have been longing for the day when I could have my own kids, in my own house, with my own cooking on Christmas day and here it is. Am I prepared? Heck No!
A couple of weeks ago, the women of my church got together and had a Christmas brunch. The teaching was on Mary. I have thought alot about that since then. She was so young; I’m not. She was having her own baby; I have not. She had to travel with her husband; …..ok, usually we do that. She was scared; me too. She had no idea what to expect; me either. She trusted God; (working on that one). What will it take for me to totally trust Him? What rock needs to knock me in the head before I realize that He really is in complete control? How can I even begin to compare myself with her? Because, like me, she was human. She had faults….don’t know what they were but I’m sure she did.
I have alot to do this week. I’m feeling the stress of it. But I’m going to try really hard to let God help me with all that I think I have to do. I just read someone elses blog that included a letter from Jesus listing out exactly what He would like for His birthday. It reminded me that it’s not about me, or the gifts I give. It’s about the gift He gave me. I need to find a way to thank Him, again, for the gifts of life, husband, daughter, pets, friends, church, music, job, home……..the list goes on and on.
Lord, I praise you today.
Lord, I give myself to you today.
Lord I ask you to help me today.