“Too often, the Christmas story only impinges on the periphery of our lives.” ~ Ian Strachan, Today In a Manger
With so much Christmas to celebrate, the danger of the holidays isn’t stress. It’s complicating it so much, that we miss out on the story of Jesus, showing up in us today.
Christmas can get so complicated.
That’s because life doesn’t stand still. Neither do the commercials or the holiday spam.
There’s also the added pressure of expectations bubbling underneath.
I’m not talking about the expectations for presents sitting under a tree.
Each of us is waiting for God in some area of uncertainty in our lives.
We’ve been on pause in our stories, watching for some sign of certainty to move ahead.
But we’re also not sure which way is best.
When doubt, fear or worry surround us, especially during the holidays, we wonder:
Can Christmas really change our stories?
How can one day make that big of a difference? …
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