Until you feel it in your heart. That is what the children's choir sang at church today. My gosh, how true is that. Even those of us with the best intentions still get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. We all know it is way too commercialized. I think many people need to be reminded about the spirit of Christmas, myself included. When those children were singing that lovely song, though, my head was spinning. How true that song rang. You can give and get many many presents and still not feel it in your heart. I know when I am shopping and stressed out I am definitely not feeling the true meaning of Christmas. I vowed that when I got home, I would focus on the true spirit of Christmas. I want to feel it in my heart and I want my children to feel it in theirs. One of my boys class has sponsored a needy family and of course I made sure that he contributed. I think though tonight, as a family , we will all contribute to this family. I will get the older kids to get involved. We'll make cards and go shopping and decorate some boxes to put the gifts in. Focus on something other than our own needs for once.
As always, we need to remind ourselves that Jesus is the reason for the season.
"Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,
and see this thing which is come to pass,
which the Lord hath made known unto us"