Monday, December 19, 2011

Sanity During the Christmas Season

When my to-do list screams, "not done," I come away and remember:

It's His birthday.

When I'm bombarded with the glitz and clever merchandising of retailers, I come away and remember:

It's His birthday.

The once tiny hands, now nail scarred, beckon me to remember:

Come celebrate. It's My birthday.

How do you celebrate His birth?


Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, this should be on a billboard. Thanks for the reminder to make Jesus the reason for the season.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda -

Thanks. When I thought about all the posts I could write for today, I couldn't get away from this theme.

Susan :)

Anonymous said...

Powerful post Susan. Keeping Christ in Christmas, as they say, is so important to the season. I'll be thinking about how to do this better today!

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I am sorry to say it Susan, but I cannot celebrate it the American way, it is painful to see what it has become...
We probably go for a walk, have dinner at a friend's house and that's it.
Merry Christmas Susan to you and your family!

Jeanette Levellie said...

This gave me goosebumps. Wait, I mean God bumps! Thanks for the reminder to celebrate Jesus.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn - May you have a blessed Christmas!

Hi Marja - Remembering His birth and spending time with loved ones is a great way to celebrate.

Hi Jen - I didn't know what I was going to post until Saturday night. Few words are often more effective than a long sermon.

Susan :)

DenaNetherton said...

The best Christmas I ever had was one where I sang some beautiful songs at a midnight service, then came home and sipped hot chocolate with my family. The focus that evening was totally on the wonder and beauty of Christ's birth. I'd just turned 18. I'll never forget that Christmas.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh, Dena, that sounds wonderful! I hope you have many more like that special Christmas.

Susan :)