The day after Thanksgiving free-for-all is over, and now our sights are set on “the most wonderful time of the year.” Sadly, the fact that we kick off the season of our Savior’s birth with a shopping glutton tells you where the priorites are in our country. In a world where bank buildings outnumber churches, that shouldn’t besurprising. It’s easy to get caught up in everything and miss the point of the most special time of the year.
As you start pulling out Christmas ornaments and making mulled cider, I want to encourage you to take some time for reflection. Turn OFF the television, curl up in your favorite chair with only the Christmas tree lit, and think about the year. Thank God for the blessings he has given you over the last 12 months, and don’t be afraid to ask for direction for the future. Breathe. Think about good times. And remember.