It’s Christmas week. I can’t even believe it’s finally here. This year felt like ETERNITY while I was pregnant, but since Jack arrived time is flying by.
I admit, aside from sporadically reading an Advent devotional, I haven’t done a great job this year preparing for Christmas. Not in the sense that I forgot to buy gifts or decorate my house (though the decorating was definitely sparse this year!)—more so in that I haven’t really been preparing my heart.
What I mean is, Christmas isn’t really about gifts or decorations at all. It’s a holiday to celebrate Jesus’ birth. And what is more beautiful and special than that?
This morning, as the sun rises on this very significant week, I’m letting myself dwell on the reason for all the hoopla. I’m letting myself remember why we celebrate. I’m listening to Christmas music and looking at Jack and imagining what it must’ve been like for Jesus (God!) to humble himself to be a tiny baby just like he is.
Anyone else with me? How do you keep yourself from getting caught up in the holiday craziness and materialism?
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