A Simple Christmas

It’s Christmas. In a few short hours the Christian World stops their regular work and we go absolutely chaotic with gift giving, gift opening, cooking, cleaning, talking, and so many other forms of stress. That’s not to mention the gift wrapping, decorating, inviting, and planning.

As a child I remember being so excited about the day. Then as it unfolded, it seems to be only “me”. Everything around me was a haze while I immersed myself into my world of gifts and toys.

Now, I find myself looking forward to Christmas not for myself, but to watch the kids and their gifts, and to spend time with family and friends.

I don’t want anything this Christmas.

Instead, I’m praying for a quiet few days being thankful for having so much. And especially thankful for the greatest gift that was given in the quietness of a night outside Bethlehem. Because of Him, I have peace.

Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy a simple Christmas.

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