Christmastime comes with a multitude of feelings, expectations, and traditions. Families move together, friends are drawn near, Love is celebrated, Hope is born, humanity is redeemed as Jesus becomes flesh.
Festivities, joy, anticipation. We wait and wait for Christmas day. We wait to celebrate. What is it about Christmas that brings such a rush of expectation? What is it that often seems to be missing come December 25th? My hope this year is to better revel in the waiting. Not waiting for Christmas day to come but waiting for the Son of God. Waiting, knowing that He has already come to redeem, and waiting, anticipating His final coming. With waiting comes the sweet celebration of arrival. December 25th is a beautiful day of family, gifts, and love but these things are dwarfed by Love Himself come down. What a joyous reason to celebrate!
In what ways does your family celebrate the holiday season? What types of traditions do you have? Why do you do them?
Praying that this season brings your family together in new ways (and old ones) and that you are able to celebrate with intentionality the birth of our Savior!
For ways to celebrate and anticipate leading up to Christmas, check out this awesome Axis resource.
For celebrating Christmastime in all of it's glory (and all it's days), check out this Axis resource.