On earth there’s no such thing as perfect. We live in a fallen world filled with sin and imperfections. So, it can’t be perfect. People can’t be perfect. Christmas can’t be perfect. But for some reason, many of us are perfectionists and want those around us perfect, as well. When imperfection raises its ugly head, it’s frustrating. At Christmas especially we want the perfect gifts, the perfect party with the perfect food and decorations, all with the perfect outfit. It’s really insane the pressure we place on ourselves and others. How about trying a different approach this year? Love more and want less. Trust God with every minute. Lay aside agendas and demands. And use the treasured gift of time with family and friends. Prioritize to spend more quality time… listening and sharing. It’s not the decorations, food, or gifts that make the best Christmas memories, but it’s time with those we love the most.
Read: Psalm 46:10; 1 Corinthians 13:2-3; Isaiah 55:2-3