Before the Rush

Christmas. The birth of our Savior. The reminder that God is with us!

Do you sometimes feel too rushed during the Christmas season to contemplate the wonder of it all? It’s easy with the demands and frantic pace of the season to get caught in the headlong rush to the morning of December 25th. This Christmas season I want to be intentional about making time to take in the wonder of God’s stunning plan to rescue us from our sin.

So, what is it going to take for me to not get caught up in the rush? I think it starts with the intentionality and the desire to do it differently. Then I need to have a plan, a plan to spend quiet time with God each morning pondering His Gift to us and the ramifications of that. My plan needs to include plenty of family time and time for meaningful conversation about our Savior. Then there’s seeing the wonder of Christmas through the eyes of children, watching their expressions, asking them questions about Jesus and the Christmas story.

Those are a few of my thoughts about how to experience the wonder of Christmas, before the rush runs me over. What about you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.