Twenty-seventh Day of Advent 2013
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35 NIV)
Christmas season is drawing to a close, and as I write this last post for Advent 2013, I’m reflecting on what makes the holidays so special. The gifts? The decorations? The food? Nah, they’ll all be forgotten in a short time…well with the exception of the food, perhaps, as we resolve to lose the weight we inevitably gained over the weeks between Thanksgiving and January 1st.
Maybe the family gatherings and social functions make Christmas time rise above all the other events during the year. But the preparation of these occasions often sends our stress levels over the edge.
No, there has to be an element to the yuletide that goes beyond or adds to all the gifts, decorations, food, and activities.
Enjoy the sounds of Christmas as you prepare for Jesus’ Second Advent.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks