Rushing from store to store looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Rushing form party to party.
Rushing to get all the decorating and baking done.
Rushing to get dinner on at the time everyone is coming for.
Why is it that Christmas seems to be a season of rushing to get things done and get to all the events?
It gets busy and then we get to to Christmas day tired and done with the season. We just want the say to be over so can finally relax.
We get caught up in the busy-ness. We get caught up in the commercialization of it. We get caught up in all the good things that come with the season - good things that can still distract us. And, in the process, we miss what it's really supposed to be all about.
But, what if we approached it differently? What would it look like if we truly gave the entire time leading up the Christmas day over to God? If we surrendered it?
What if, in the midst of all we had to do, we surrendered our schedule to God and allowed Him to invade our rushing? What if we decided to listen for the promptings of God that interrupt our schedules? What if we let God even interrupt the good things with His much better plan than ours?
I wonder if it just might mean we're not just wishing the season away and longing for a slower time again. I wonder if it just might mean we don't miss what's really important.
I wonder if it just might mean we more easily remember why we do all we do and what this time of year should really be all about.