Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your day is blessed with loved ones, good food, and good laughs. I have come to realize God never expects us to be perfect, no day is going to be perfect, even special holidays. Look at how God set up the birth! No room at the inns…well I guess we improvise with a stable. Look lots of visitors–shepherds, angels, and no special treats….well I guess you just check out the baby and look for hospitality elsewhere. And you know there was jostling, and complaining…”I can’t see, move over! You stepped on my foot! It’s my turn!”
So enjoy this day without expectations of perfection, but of what is real, and whole, and memorable. Invite Jesus into your celebration, every moment. Now and always. Amen, come Lord Jesus.