Day 346 –
On the 11th Day of Christmas – Sometimes God calls us to be home.
Luke 2:4 “And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee.”
In the busyness of the Christmas season we jump from office party to office party, from shopping to shopping and a little more shopping, to social event to church event to school event, but we tend to neglect the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the season with our own family.
With all the going and doing we are teaching our children that this is what Christmas is all about.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the worst of the worst with this. I love all the going and doing more than anyone else in my home. But sometimes I hear God saying, “Sit. Be still. Stay home. Show your children and your husband the same love I gave the world by being present like the Gift of My Son at Christmas.”
See, the reason for the season is to be grateful for the Savior being born for us, and if you dig a little deeper, it’s to also recognize and worship the Lord through the same gift He gave us, LOVE.
The best way to show this love to our families isn’t by being on the go, running from one place to the next, but by being Home, physically, spiritually, and mentally (I’m really speaking to myself here.)
Why not set a aside certain days this Christmas Season just for your family, read the Story of Christmas, have a conversation, watch a Christmas movie together, and just enjoy each other, being HOME!