I awoke early this morning with all of these thoughts running through my head, and I prayed, "God! Please put my heart in the right place about all this. Help me to be peaceful in the midst..."
And God's answer was crystal clear and immediate: Put your heart on the Christ Child.
Here I am trying to find the right time to celebrate Christmas, to open gifts together, to keep a child from getting too tired to enjoy the process, and that's not what Christmas is. Christmas is the coming of the Christ Child.
the coming of
God WITH us.
Almighty God Himself
to become a
in order to rescue us all from our small-hearted sinfulness.
When I focus on that, I feel no frustration, irritation, or worry. I feel blessed.
Father, help me to remember to put my heart on the Christ Child this Christmas.