It’s Monday morning again. The Monday before Christmas. Life is crazy busy for all of us. No matter what is happening in our lives, we need to slow down and remember why we celebrate. We need to take some deep breaths and focus on Jesus…
We need to take a deep breath of patience… when that energetic 4-year-old has worn us down to the point that our bodies feel numb.
We need to take a deep breath of forgiveness… when our hearts go to the bitter places in our memories.
We need to take a deep breath of worship… when we just need to be reminded that no matter what situation we are in, it is still well with our souls.
We need to take a deep breath of peace… when our kids won’t stop fighting.
We need to take a deep breath of kindness… when we feel overwhelmed by taking care of everyone.
We need to take a deep breath of trust… when we can’t control or understand what’s going on in our lives.
We need to take a deep breath of grace… when we are so angry and hurt that we can’t seem to find a way out of the darkness.
We need to take a deep breath of love… when the day is hard and we have just forgotten how blessed we are… beyond measure.
We need to take deep breaths of Jesus. Just let go and trust.
During this Christmas week and in the coming weeks, may we take deep breaths of Jesus. May we remember why He was sent to us. May we remember how much we love Him.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. – John 3:16
Merry Christmas, friends!