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Tis the season to be jolly fa la la la la la la la la.
It is the season to be jolly, it’s great time of the year, this time of hope that we are in. There is so much to see, do and be involved in. But think.. What’s the real reason? It’s the hope of the Saviour… not coming as a baby, as important as that is, but as the Saviour of the world. We so need to remember and to contemplate what that really means,. 🙂
It’s hard not to get caught up in the busyness of the seasons. In this post I will talk about some of my joys of the season, as well as some ways to remember the reason for the season.
In the baking of cookies. Papernauten anyone?
In the putting up of a Christmas village.. I do have to admit this year, I’ve reduced my Christmas village. We are trying to light our load abit and I’ve needed to cut my village. A hard decision but it all needs to fit into ONE bin.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember, to focus on the fact that Christ came to earth FOR US. And not just for a generic us but for a specific ME.
Four ways to Remember the Reason For the Season
So the question arises. Just how does one remember what truly is the reason for the season?
These are things that help me
1. Doing a daily advent activity. Often we have used a Lego Advent Calendar. 🙂 What can I say… it’s fun to put together Lego as one thinks about the events of Christmas. But lately we just have those dollar store chocolate Advent Calendars and read scripture daily. Different passages that speak to the true meaning of Christmas, and the story of Jesus’ birth.
2. Spending time alone. YES.. alone… in fact sometimes I will squirrel myself away like a little spider, getting away from the noise and bustle of the world and just stay within my own cozy home. Reading a book, going out for a walk when no one is around, getting lost in the world of colouring and a Christmas movie. Just stuff for me alone. 🙂
3. Christmas music and books! In the past I read lots of books (like Alabaster’s song). Now I play Christmas music as I bake cookies, pumpkin spice muffins, and meals) and even while I’m sweeping the floor or doing laundry. Bring music that I like into the house. 🙂
We all have ways that help us to remember what is important about the Christmas season.
So tell me then, what’s important to you? How do you focus on that importance? How do you remember the reason for Christmas?