This has caused friction and friction is uncomfortable and makes me want to get out from under it.
Nothing has brought this to a head like the idea of Christmas; At times I have truly just wished I could wake up tomorrow and discover that it is January first.
I want the gift of Jesus to be enough for our family.
Not in a resigned yeah-well-Jesus-is-the-reason-for-the-season sort of way, either.
I do want to be able to give to my children, but mostly I am bothered by the fact that I don't know how to give them what matters most.
That is what saddens me.
Shouldn't this have been our emphasis from the start?
If their were no pretty gifts around the tree, shouldn't we still be in awe of The Baby in the Manger?
Shouldn't this Everything be enough?
I am praying about how to do this.
How do you claim the season for Christ?
Help me to know that You are enough. Help me to offer up a sacrifice of praise to you that You may be glorified in my home and wherever you send me.