As I turned the page in my daily calendar, it revealed December 1st. Immediately, I could feel the panic, hustle and bustle weighing in on me. How was I going to fit anything else into my already busy schedule?
Don’t get me wrong — I love this time of year; there is something magical and precious about it. The season beckons family, friends, baking, parties and extracurricular activities, all of which sound dreamy and inviting — until you and your family can no longer function due to holiday stress. And let’s face it: when you are stressed out, chances are your husband and children are stressed too.
Does this sound familiar? If so, read my article I’m Dreaming of PEACEful Holidays.
It all too well describes my every December 1st. But this year, I want the stress, hustle and bustle to roll off me. I want to focus on the Christ-child. The ordinary Babe who came into this world in such non-peaceful circumstances, yet He came to bring PEACE.
I want that PEACE. I find myself longing for that peace.
Are you longing for that peace this season? Are you dreading the full schedules and chaotic days ahead?
It’s alright to admit it, it is then we can do something about it. This year I want to unwrap Jesus daily, in every moment. I want to breath His very being and presence.
Joining up with Faith Barista for Unwrapping Jesus Thursdays.