Dec 26, 2022
Well, the gifts have been opened, the wrapping paper taken to the landfill. Leftovers are in the fridge, and maybe you're feeling a little blue, a little depressed. Christmas is over, or is it?
2 Corinthians 9:15 says, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” In the West, we tend to have a letdown when the excitement and rush of Christmas is over, as if at midnight on December 25th, we’re ready to go into emotional hibernation.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Whether it's something as simple as leaving your decorations up for a few extra days, or having a long talk with yourself, you have permission to enjoy Christmas into the foreseeable future. Why not? Whose schedule are we trying to meet when it comes to Christmas?
As believers, we have every expectation that the great gift of Jesus Christ is something to celebrate and be grateful for always. If you have this change of attitude, it'll be noticed by everyone. Go ahead, keep Christmas going as long as you want.
Lord, we celebrate this season, the birth of your son. We worship him as our great savior who brought the greatest gift of all. He's changed us, and we thank you in Jesus' name. Amen.