I love Christmas time. But last year, I didn’t love it. I was overwhelmed, tired and over-scheduled. Everything felt like an obligation, not a blessing—like another thing on the schedule instead of an opportunity to acknowledge why we even celebrate Christmas in the first place. Last year, I didn’t have perspective… my eyes weren’t on the coming of Christ. They were on the details and the to-do lists.
My prayer for this Advent season is that you and I will see every day as an opportunity to fix our eyes on Jesus and remember that he didn’t forget us… that he came to show his to love us and bring us his peace. ONLY he can do that. What a gift to remember this Christmas!
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14).
Darla Schmidt, administrative assistant