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Christmas: The Messiest Of Holidays

Christmas: The Messiest of Holidays

My dear friend, as you head into the next season, let’s think about the first Christmas. It’s almost audacious to consider how our culture attempts to create Pinterest-perfect holidays compared to the first Christmas. Jesus came to earth in a dirty, smelly barn! Surrounded by, well…animal crap.

I mean no disrespect here, but all the times you think your family situation has totally gone to sh*t, you can think about the first Christmas. You are getting closer to celebrating the first holiday in it’s reality, not further away from it.

Why do you think Jesus came to earth as He did? He makes no mistakes. God meets you in the middle of your messes.

If Your Family Holidays Are Messy

If your family holidays are messy, keep in mind the first Christmas was messy, too.

Let’s not misunderstand the message here. Do not glorify the disasters. Just the opposite, actually. Instead, stand in awe of a God who is able to work in the middle of the worst of life’s messes, and more than than, create in this moment a sacred, holy space.

Even in this.

I challenge you this holiday season to find where God is at work. Find the holy. He is here, working.

In the discarded, disastrous places, He is most masterfully at work.


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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