I don’t think I know an adult who doesn’t experience a sense of busyness at Christmas. The year seems to speed up as we approach the festive season, while the demands on our time increase. Funny, as a child I remember time seemed to go so much slower. Birthdays, school holidays and Christmas seemed to take an eternity to come. And yet the reality is time is constant, each second takes a second. Nonetheless, the frantic pace of work, family and other commitments make constant demands on us. It seems to me that unless we are strategic and deliberate about the use of time, it passes with little to no sense of achievement.
This Christmas, I encourage you to take time (you can’t make time) and focus on Christmas and celebrate it with enthusiasm and joy. But, in the midst of the somewhat crazy season allow the truth, the story of Christmas to seep in. Find ways to tell the story of our Saviour’s birth and allow the reality of its meaning to impact you once again.
C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”