What now?

Christmas is over, presents have been unwrapped, thank you notes written. Food packaged for left overs and trees have been taken down.  Christmas is over, so what happens now?

The idea that the season is over and now it’s time for the next holiday. This thinking is well instilled in many, the commercialism in our world has taught us that.  But is that all Christmas is to you?  A season, a day on the calendar? 

Christmas isn’t just a day, it is the day that changed the world.  Jesus –God’s love in human form– came down to live among us, to feel our pain, to laugh with us, to celebrate, to mourn, to experience challenges, to grow and learn.  And then thirty-three years later, to give Himself on our behalf.  

Just as we unwrap our presents the very presence of God was unwrapped from His clothes, tore into by whips, fists, and beatings with the same kind of energy a child tears into a package for the very thing he or she wanted.  He was lifted onto a tree the same way we hang our ornaments on the tree for all to see.  We hang wreaths with nails, Jesus’ head was wreathed with thorns and nailed to the Cross for all to see.

Christmas is so much more than a day.  We celebrate the first movement of Heaven for our salvation. 

Love came down and found us that day.  We didn’t know we were lost, until we had been found by this amazing gift.  

The question shouldn’t be about what our next holiday or event should be.  It should be about what we choose to do with this amazing gift from God.  Do we pack Him away until next year or do we fully unwrap the Gift from Heaven and share a him for the rest of the year?

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About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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