Oh, to have Ethan’s wonder this Christmas season! Everywhere we go, he looks, points, and shouts, “It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!” I’m so glad he seems to love Christmas as much as I do.
But this Christmas season, I’m learning to wonder in a different way. This is the first time we’ve ever celebrated Christmas as Christ’s birthday, since we come from a religious tradition that mostly doesn’t. As a family, though, we’ve decided to go ahead and do it.
So this Christmas season, I’m opening my Bible each day in my Advent study and learning to say, “It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!” This week I’m opening my eyes anew in wonder at the hope Christ brings. I’m learning that he is truely our light, and that he always keeps his promises.
This Christmas I’m being reminded that I need to give more and receive less. This Christmas I want to learn to look around me all year long and say, “It’s Christmas! It’s Christmas!” Because really when you’re a Christian, it’s good to remember and wonder anew at God’s gift in Christ at Christmas, but it’s better to continue that attitude and giving all year long.