Are we prisoners to the Christmas Season?
Paul wrote from Prison in ROME to the Ephesians ‘I am a prisoner of Jesus Christ’
He did not consider himself imprisoned by Nero but His Love for His Saviour caused him to use his days to comfort the gentile burgeoning church.
My thought today is simply about things we ‘do’ or feel we have to ‘do’ simply because it is Christmas Time.
Take a prayerful look at what you are ‘doing!” Is it because you are expressing that you are a prisoner of Jesus Christ and it is HIS LOVE that prompts your actions, or is it because you are driven by someone’s expectations of what you should be ‘doing’?
I faced this honestly as I decorated a Christmas Tree. Why? This tradition was not always a part of my necessary Christmas as a child………. My father preferred an escape to a distant beach.
Something happened in my heart as I pondered reasons. David and I will be alone this Christmas BUT………….the Reason for the Season is deep in both our hearts so yes maybe I am a prisoner to remembrance in the Season.
If everything I DO is because of LOVE……..I am a prisoner of Jesus Christ and any beauty that shines in our home and lives that proclaims His LOVE then I (we) ………..David puts up lights that only he and I may see) will with JOY and ANTICIPATION put it in place. Gifts, decorations, meals ALL celebration of a special BIRTHDAY…..HIS and all the ‘born again’ who are journeying towards His KIngdom Age and our own eternity.!
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EXPECTATIONS TO ALL!
May His LOVE infuse your DAY OF Celebration.