As we were taking down our Christmas tree, our three-year-old plop his head down on the sofa and started crying. He doesn’t want all the excitement and fun of Christmas to end.
Only after I repeatedly told him: “Christmas is not over, baby,” then he stopped sobbing and happily helped us put the ornaments away.
Oh, I wish Christmas lasted longer too, much longer. With everything we went through this year, the cheer and joy of Christmas seemed too short! And look ahead, the year 2021 also seems full of danger and uncertainty.
But we can still hold on to the spirit of Christmas, my friend!
Jesus said in John 16:24,
“Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”
A baby born amid hardships so that we could have an eternal relationship with God, this truth alone should be our everlasting spring of joy.
True Christmas’ spirit is never about the family gatherings, the gifts, the meals, and the good times.
It’s about the celebration of the birth of our savior in the cold mid-winter. It’s a fire in the bone-chilling snow. It’s joy in the midst of sorrow. Nothing, I mean nothing, should be able to take our joy away.
“Also, you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” John 16:22
May the joy of Christmas will be with you every day of the year friend, so your heart will be full of the light of peace, that it will dissipate every bit shadow of fear.