What do you wish for this year? Is it for your family to come together? Is it for a new iPod, Kindle, or video game? Is it for someone special to pop the question? What do you think others are wishing for? When you go to the mall or drive around town, what do you think is going through everyone’s mind? I imagine it probably has something to do with finding a gift for someone else. Perhaps it is something they might not care about, or maybe it is exactly what they have been hoping for. I bet they even look for good deals to buy themselves something too.
As many people are hitting the roads for the holiday season, I just thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on Christmas.
The older I get, the more I realize that God usually blesses me with the money to buy the things I need. So, when it comes to making a list for birthday and Christmas, that list keeps getting shorter and shorter. This doesn’t mean that I have everything I want, but it does mean that God has provided me with what I need. On top of that, I am usually all right with just that. Granted, I do have things I want, but I try to be content as much as I can. This year, I have realized this a bit more. Why? I’m not really sure. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I do not get to see my family as much anymore. Maybe it has to do with maturity. Or maybe God is just proving to me that He is all I need.
Wherever you go and whatever you do this Christmas, my wish (prayer) for you is that you realize that God is all you will ever need. Further, I pray that He fulfills you more than any family get-together, gift, or holiday meal ever can. While not all of these things are bad, they still all miss the goal of the season — to celebrate the ultimate gift! If Jesus never came to earth as a baby, He couldn’t have died for us on the cross. That is what Christmas is all about, and that is my wish for Christmas — that the world will know that very truth…and experience true joy and peace!