So Christmas is two weeks away today! Very exciting. Are you all organised!? Or are you like me, with many things still on your to do list? I love Christmas so much. I love celebrating the birth of our wonderful Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ, I love family time, I love the decorations, the music, the stores, the twinkling lights, the atmosphere that comes from sitting in a beautiful lounge room lit up with nothing but sparkling tree lights...
But after a busy few weeks, yesterday I realised I was suddenly becoming a little too focused on the "to do list" and not so focused on the ONE for whom this precious celebration takes place. So now, with fourteen sleeps to go, I now am determined not to fix my eyes on the "stuff", the "to do lists", the "gifts" and the "wish lists"... but on Him, Jesus... the reason for the season.
So let us look to the Prince of Peace today. Let us lift our eyes away from the hustle and bustle and busyness and stress, and look to Him, the author and perfecter of our faith. He has great joy for us in this season! :)
"The angel said, 'Don’t be afraid!
I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide:-
A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master'!!!"
I pray He fills you with peace and rest and joy today. :)