Sometimes during Christmas we have so much to do that we get caught up in the “WHAT” is Christmas about instead of the “WHO” Christmas is about. Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t to make you feel guilty for having the list above. I am sitting in a home typing to you with 4 Christmas trees, an out of control Christmas village, a gingerbread house half way finished sitting on my kitchen countertops and I’m about to get dressed for our first family Christmas gathering of the season. So I get it, I am slap dab in the middle of the Christmas spirit and the “what” of Christmas! There is nothing wrong with all that as long as our perspective of the “who” stays in focus.
Christmas is about the birth of our sweet Lord, period. If you don’t have the money to put up decorations, that’s ok cause it was never about the tree, but about Jesus. If times are hard and gift giving is scarce, that’s ok cause it isn’t about the presents but about Jesus.
This is how the angel came to be at our home. We saw the focus in our lives and well as our culture get so focused on the “what” instead of the “who” of Christmas. And guess what? Christmas isn’t about the angel. Now what other business owner would tell you that? But its not. She is merely a doll. She isn’t alive nor does she have special powers. The angel is simply a reminder of where our heart should be focused during Christmas because of the perfect gift we have been giving therefore we should open up our hearts and FOCUS on giving because of the “who” not the “what”.
So take a load off! Breathe! Focus on the most perfect gift that we have all been given and all that other stressful stuff will start looking FUN!