December 17, 2015 in Church News
But how can you really make the most of your coming Christmas break? You know how it can go. Christmas break arrives and, before you know it, it’s gone. The tree is taken down. The wrapping paper is thrown away. And you are left feeling a bit empty and not really any more refreshed than the day before Christmas break started.
How can you avoid this? How can you make this Christmas break really achieve a good purpose? The answer comes in the word itself: Christmas. The way to make the most of Christmas break is to make it mostly about Christ. This means not only attending church for the special Christmas services that are offered, but really letting the message sink in. It means appreciating the time you are given off of work or school for what it really is: a gift from God and an opportunity to grow in his grace and appreciation for his blessings. There is no greater blessing than our salvation and no better time to be reminded of that blessing than the day when we worship the Baby in the manger.
My prayer for each of you and for my family this Christmas break is that your Christmas break is a time where you will be refreshed and renewed in the Spirit that you might go back to work or to school with the joy of the angels’ song in your heart and a gospel spring in your step.
God bless your Christmas celebration!