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, 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.http://www.saraborgstede.com/if-your-holidays-are-messy-you-arent-alone/