Every Day Can Be Christmas!

christmas-wreathFor many of us, the celebration part of Christmas and New Years has ended. The relatives have left. We are back at work, and the kids are returning to school.  While there still may be twinkle lights up, there are no longer presents under the tree. No longer are we hearing the happy sounds of Joy to the World, White Christmas or Santa Claus is Coming to Town being played on the radio  I won’t even mention the fact that this week many of us are tugging just a little harder when getting those jeans on and zipped up!

There’s a physiological adrenaline dump that occurs after all the excitement we feel at Christmastime comes to an end!  We prepare for Christmas for weeks… and then, it’s over.  Or is it?

What we must hold on to, throughout this year is that the great preparation we all put forth at the coming of our Savior at Christmas should be ever-present in our daily lives!  Jesus came as a baby all those years ago, but we continue to look forward to the day when He returns in all His glory, just like He said He would.

We should be keeping our eyes focused not on the sky, but on the work of the Lord still needing to be accomplished.  We should be continuing to be His hands and feet towards our fellow man.  We should be watching what comes out of our mouths; making sure we are turning people towards Jesus with our love, not away from Him because of our hatefulness.  You know, that idea of “loving our fellow man” that is so much easier at Christmastime!

Preparing for the real meaning of Christmas really never ends when you’re a Christian.

Rejoice in this time of year!  It is a fresh start in so many ways!

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

Lisa Strnad is a weekly contributing writer/blogger to What’s in the Bible? and JellyTelly.  She has been a homeschooling mom of two, who works independently in Christian media in the areas of writing, promotions and marketing.  She lives with her husband and children in Nashville,TN.  Follow her personal blog posts on www.talkinglikeagirl.blogspot.com

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David Morgan
David Morgan

I like your web site and blog posts a lot, they are very inspiring and informative. Thank you for providing such good post. Just wanted to say that reading the Bible is so very important for me. Finding time to spend in the Word of God is probable the best use of my time. I also like the Audio Bible and listen to that when I am driving. Found that to be a great time saver. Problem is that people really don't seem to have enough time to read or listen to the Bible as much as they would like to in today's hectic pace. However, I try to put time aside everyday to read my Bible, If I don’t then I just feel that my day is not complete and I'm not fulfilled. Some people are dedicated to working out, playing golf, and many other things they do all the time. For me it’s reading my Bible and I would advise the same for everyone. It’s a source of joy and inspiration as well as comfort and encouragement. God Bless you in your ministry David Morgan