Due to many things happening in my life and the world, I am struggling with preparing myself for Christmas this Advent season. I know I am not alone. If you are not feeling this way this year, you may have on a previous year. So this year, I’ve decided not to put up my Christmas tree and instead light my Advent wreath and more candles around the house. We put up our outside lights too. When snow fell recently, I sat and watched it fall from the warmth of my house. And I’m listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies. I’m looking for hope, peace, joy, and love this season as I await the return of Christmas joy again. I’m searching for the goodness in each person I meet and relying on God’s mercy and faithfulness.
However you are celebrating or not celebrating this season, I wish you God’s peace as we await the birth of our Savior.