Through these past few years, I've come to understand that, good or bad, happy or sad, there is a reason for every season in our lives. We can fight it, deny it, or ignore it, but there is a reason we are alive now and a reason why we’re going through everything that we are. The events in our lives mean something significant, but it is not until we step back and take the focus off ourselves, that we can see how each of our lives are just singular (but important) puzzle pieces that make up a much, much bigger picture.
The season of Christmas is no different – there is a reason for the season.. but it’s not about fancy dinners and festivities, nor presents and pleasing ourselves.. It is not the ‘I’ in Christmas that we must focus on, but the ‘Christ’ in Christmas. It’s the most wonderful day of the year, but not because it’s a holiday that most of us have off. It’s because it’s a holy day – the reason that there is still a future and a hope for the otherwise rather sad lot of us that comprise the human race. This season, I do not wish to seek love and favor from people whom there is no real pleasing or more gadgets and trinkets that distract me and clutter up my life, but I seek the heart of Jesus and his love that lasts longer than a lifetime.. for I’d rather not trade my forever for something so fleeting on this earth. Eternity’s just too long to be wrong.. so after a lifetime of fighting against it, denying it, and ignoring it, let’s try to set things right. Believe in Christmas for what it truly means, not just its shiny, superficial, tinsel-covered exerior. I believe in CHRISTmas, do you?
It’s funny how a free Christmas music sampler can stir something inside of me.. Merry Christmas, everyone!