Are You Overwhelmed?
Are You Overwhelmed?
This time of year can have each of us overwhelmed, is that how you are feeling right now. Are you overwhelmed with buying just the right gift? Are you overwhelmed with having enough money to buy those gifts? Are you overwhelmed with all that has to be done before the company shows up?
I know every year I get that overwhelmed feeling, it seems like Decemember 1st shows up and pow all of a sudden it is December 20th and I still have so much to do. I don’t know why I allow myself to get that “Are You Overwhelmed,” feeling because I always seem to get it done.
The saddest part about it is, do we get so involved in the Christmas shopping, the baking, the decorating, the Christmas Programs or the parties, that we forget the real reason we even have Christmas? Let’s try to take some time to get focused back on the wonderful glory of Christmas!!
As a child growing up it was all about the presents, a few years we went to church on Christmas, that was when we would go to my Aunt Delores’ and Uncle Arnold’s in Superior, Wisconsin for Christmas, otherwise there was no focus whatsoever on the real meaning of Christmas.
I want my grandkids growing up knowing why Christmas is even a holiday, why we should not just think it is for all the fun that comes with the the holiday season. I want them to know it is CHRISTMAS, not just a holiday, and that is more then just a holiday!
If you don’t know the reason for Christmas, let me share it with you!
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
That virgin was Mary who was engaged to Joseph, the Holy Spirit of God came upon her and Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
That same baby who we see so often depicted in our nativity scenes is the same baby that grew into manhood as God planned and died on the cross for each of us, for our sins. That was the whole plan that the baby would grow and die for each of us, that we could have salvation through the repentance of our sin.
Don’t let the season just be about presents, delicious cookies, decorating or even spending time with family, but if you don’t know the Lord Jesus as your Saviour take this time now to accept him into your life. Are you overwhelmed? Maybe this time of year is very difficult for you because it represents some very sad memories, let the Lord carry that burden for you.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.