There is something very special about having kids during the holiday season. While I'm stressing over things I shouldn't stress over, they are joyfully jumping into everything. Their eyes twinkle as they see the colorful lights. They get excited over putting their favorite ornaments on the tree. There is something that makes me smile when they anxiously stare at those first presents under the tree.
"I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.”
Mark 10:15 CEB
This childlike joy should be adopted by adults when anticipating Christmas. That star that shines should make our eyes twinkle. We should fill with excitement as we recall our favorite part of the nativity. We should anticipate God's son in the form of a tiny baby.
What kind of stress can we let go of, to let joy in?
God of Joy,
Help us leap into anticipation for the birth of Christ in our lives!