In this season of romance, crazy shoppers and insane amounts of shoveling, we seem to forget the real reason why we have Christmas in the first place. We seem to forget that 2,000 years ago, a little baby was being born to parents who had no idea about what this baby would do. They would love Him dearly and teach Him right as He grew. He would grow up to be an amazing speaker. Large crowds would follow Him wherever He would go. They were attracted to His words. He would give these people hope. He would show them true love and He would heal their sickness and their broken hearts. He would love YOU so much that one day, He would die so you didn't have too.
That would be years down the line from that single moment. Then and their, this baby boy was being brought into the world through a miracle. His parents would look down at him in awe, totally unaware of what this baby would grow up to be and, one day, do.
As you go through this season of wants, I encourage you to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. If Mr. Winter Romance hasn't made his way to you yet, then relax. He'll make his way to you in God's perfect timing. Put your focus on the true lover you have now, Christ. Try reading the stories of Jesus' birth in Matthew 1:18-25, 2:1-12 and Luke 1:26-56, 2:1-40. You could give a gift to that Ebenezer Scrooge in your life. Show him or her a little of Jesus' love for them. Who knows, they may get out of the Scrooge attitude. You could even write a letter to your future husband telling him that you're thinking about him in this season, maybe even drop a little hint to him about that mistletoe fantasy of yours!
With that I wish you a very Merry Christmas full of blessings and love!
Song of Songs 2:16