Life is big and loud and raucous on a normal day, and now it’s Christmas and there’s just so much more – more to do, and to make, and to be, and to please – all for glad tidings and good cheer.
You’re hanging on to a thread that’s unraveling a little more every day and you wonder how you will ever make it to Christmas with your soul intact.
Can I whisper a little hope to your heart?
He knows you’re tired and trying to keep your head above water. He knows you want things to be different and that you’re doing your absolute best. He knows deep down inside you want Christmas to mean something more – more than the shopping, and the going, and the doing – for you and for your littles.
He has Good News – glad tidings that you can welcome with great cheer.
He has hope for the weary hearted momma who wants to make it to Christmas well . . .
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
May I paraphrase His words for you today?
Dear Momma who wants to make it to Christmas well –
Stop for just a moment –
Stop being busy.
Stop trying to do everything for everyone and take the time to remember me.
This season you’re gearing up to celebrate?
It’s not about presents and parties and trying to do all the holiday things you feel like you’re supposed to.
It’s not about swirling around the demands of the calendar.
It’s not about having a great time with your family – although I certainly hope you do.
Christmas is about PEACE –
The peace I came to bring to the world as a child in the manger.
The peace that makes you right before the Father.
The peace I offer through life with Me.
Let that peace invade your heart.
Let it quiet your soul.
Let it stir something different in you this year.
What I want more than anything else this year is you.
I want all of you.
Let ME be the FIRST thing –
The MAIN thing –
The BEST thing about Christmas and everything else will fall into place.