That's what I want to do...finish this season strong...finish this year strong...finish the celebration of Him strong.
As Christ followers this should be one of the most joy-filled times of the year for us. It's the season where we reflect on the coming of our King, our Lord, our Savior. This is the time when we remember the miraculous birth and why He came. To reconcile us to the Father. This is BIG news, joyous news, life-changing news!
So, as I finish my shopping and baking, as I go from store to store, attend activities, parties, and events this week I want to be a reflection of that Big news. I want to finish this season knowing that I was an instrument of Peace and Love. I want to finish with His birth being the center of it all.
This will take great intention on my part as the streets and shops are busy, people are stressed and on edge, and I feel pressure to do it all. I will need to be fully connected to Him, staying centered in His presence, and asking Him to assist Let's start the next few days reflecting on Him and inviting Him to come along and keep us centered. When tensions are rising, take a deep breath and whisper his name. He'll show up every time.
My prayer for all of us is that Christmas night we can sit quietly with the lights all aglow and know that we finished strong...in Him.