Luke 2:15 - When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
To many instead of finding joy during Christmas after it’s over they find depression. It’s all about a let down that we can feel after the meal is over, presents are opened, and company has gone home. You worked so hard to make this Christmas special. But now, what do you do with the left-over feelings of rushing around to get everything just right for Christmas. How do we move on? One idea is to carry Christmas with you all year by leaving some of your Christmas things out. Maybe it’ a small manger scene on a shelf or making calls to your guests thanking them for coming at Christmas. You can also start thinking about the new year. Will you make any resolutions for the new year? Focusing on what hasn’t happened yet can give you a new excitement to your home. Let’s set our goal to feel Christ not just at Christmas but throughout the year. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and joy throughout the new year.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.