Social media has been quite daunting to look at all around this year.
Just like COVID at the beginning of the year and it’s revelation of people’s faith in general revealing in how quickly we let fear invade which then led to hoarding and anxiety to the extremes at times, I feel this election is stirring the same feelings all over again.
Circumstantial happiness will never find a happiness that lasts.
What many of us call the best time of year is upon us.
This morning I woke up thinking about the part in the movie of the Grinch where the Whos awoke on Christmas morning and everything they had bought, all the decorations they had put up…was gone.
During the night the Grinch full of bitterness, crept into each Who’s home and stole the things that the Who’s thought would bring them happiness. When they woke up and saw these things were gone …they were miserable until Cindy Lou Who’s dad made the statement about how proud he is of her making them realize this season is something we should celebrate in the spirit not in our things or in our circumstances.
God has given each one of us so much to be thankful for. 2020 has thrown some major curve balls for sure, but should that darken our spirit? Children are watching how we respond to the outside world. Are you instilling in them a platform by which they can stand when all around them seems to crumbling?
For God so loved the world that He gave his ONLY begotten son and whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Everlasting life! Guys, we have hope. We have purpose. I don’t want to see my friends and family suffering through the holidays because we’re all stuck on the circumstances going on in the world right now.
My wish is that in every home the spirit of love, peace, joy, faith, and family transcends everything else.
I remember a long time ago when my boys were little Aaron and I would put them in their blanket pajamas. We would pack some hot cocoa and we would drive around and look at the lights. Back then everyone, well not everyone, but a whole lot more than what happens now, would decorate for the holidays. It was such an enjoyable time. But we don’t see that anymore. Our youngest is 11 we have not got to go and see lights because they just don’t happen like they used to. Why can’t we bring that spirit back? Why can’t we light up the world for Jesus? We’ve allowed the world to darken our spirit and it’s heartbreaking.
As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. (Jeremiah 24:15) And I’m going to focus on keeping that spirit vibrant and alive for the rest of the year. We’re going to have those family get togethers. We’re going to find that joy and that peace and we are going to bask in the joy that the Lord gives us.
May I challenge you to do the same for yourself and your family as well as those around you?