This is that wonderful time of year where many of us begin to reflect on the blessings we’ve received throughout the year. Over the weekend, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our families, said goodbye to cornstalks and pumpkins, and entered into the new season of Christmas as we woke up to a winter wonderland outside.
Ready or not, here it comes.
And so the busyness continues – We scramble to find the right gifts, quickly assemble a holiday greeting card, throw together mom’s yearly calendar, and buy another year of Christmas pajamas for the kids.
If we’re not careful, we may be tempted to get caught up in the bliss of it all and wish away the most important part.
The gift we have received in Jesus Christ.
Last night, I hung the Advent calendar, bought a new set of candles to go into our wreath, wrapped Christmas books to open up each night and put them under our tree.
Although the next few weeks will feel like a blur, we will pause each day to reflect on the best gift of 2018.
Thank you Jesus for another wonderful year. You have always been the best part of every season.
We are so thankful.