I always had a mixed feeling about the saying in the title, "Simplify Christmas or the Season." I know what it means but it always makes me think that the celebration of Jesus isn't suppose to be simplified. It should be magnified. The Lord came to this earth as humble as He could. But there was still gifts, gold, spices, costly items, and beauty that was brought to Him this night. There was a simple celebration. A Holy Hush that swept through that night. But a celebration none the least.
Catch what I said above, "Things were brought to HIM." What a thought? Now of course we can't shower gifts necessarily to Jesus. But we can stop and Be Still and lavishly love on Him and represent Him this season.
The bells and whistles are already roaring. The sales, mad rushes, one holiday came and went as fast as lightening, and now here comes the next. Everything seems to fly now these days. One day to the next can start to blend. Holiday's are doing the same. Overlapping! People rushing Christmas before Thanksgiving even happens. Sales are now taking place on the day of Thanksgiving.
Could it be that the reason we feel this need to simplify this season is because we have a tendency to lose focus of the season? If there was no rushing, overspending, overeating, over indulging, and stressing there would not be this "trend" of posts about simplifying Christmas.
Christmas was meant to magnify Christ, not ourselves, or our wants.
But I understand that it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of busy during this season. I do understand we need a game plan to help us not get caught up in all busyness. So, I will post ways I am trying to slow and simplify but most importantly how I or WE as a family will be MAGNIFYING Christ this season in the days to come. Join me in the next few days ahead.
Share ways or your thoughts on Simplifying Christmas!!!!