Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Christmas

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 11:46 AM
I suppose sometimes there's a feeling of let down the day after Christmas. I'm glad that I'm not experiencing it. I feel almost more joyful today. Is it looking around at the gifts the family showered on my children? Is it the knowledge that we can get back to our routine? Is it that my children have been quietly (for the most part) enjoying their new toys and videos?

Maybe it's a little of each of these. Maybe it's that I know that no matter what, no matter what I have, no matter what I do, no matter what I lose, my God is always with me, loving me and working (even when I can't see Him working) all things for my good. Maybe it's that I know that although we set aside Christmas day to celebrate Jesus' birth, we really celebrate it every day we love Him, worship Him, and obey Him.

As I look around at the dust that needs knocked down, the crumbs that need to be sucked up, and the toys that need to be put away, I'm not going to allow myself to get overwhelmed or frustrated. No, I'm going to take care of the home and people that God has entrusted to me the best I can - and hopefully do it singing His praises, because, after all, it's all to Him anyway.

So, Merry after-Christmas Day! I hope the spirit of the Christ-child who became our risen Saviour will stay with you every day.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Christmas

I suppose sometimes there's a feeling of let down the day after Christmas. I'm glad that I'm not experiencing it. I feel almost more joyful today. Is it looking around at the gifts the family showered on my children? Is it the knowledge that we can get back to our routine? Is it that my children have been quietly (for the most part) enjoying their new toys and videos?

Maybe it's a little of each of these. Maybe it's that I know that no matter what, no matter what I have, no matter what I do, no matter what I lose, my God is always with me, loving me and working (even when I can't see Him working) all things for my good. Maybe it's that I know that although we set aside Christmas day to celebrate Jesus' birth, we really celebrate it every day we love Him, worship Him, and obey Him.

As I look around at the dust that needs knocked down, the crumbs that need to be sucked up, and the toys that need to be put away, I'm not going to allow myself to get overwhelmed or frustrated. No, I'm going to take care of the home and people that God has entrusted to me the best I can - and hopefully do it singing His praises, because, after all, it's all to Him anyway.

So, Merry after-Christmas Day! I hope the spirit of the Christ-child who became our risen Saviour will stay with you every day.

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