This is my last post for the year, so I want to take a second and wish all of you a Merry Christmas. This blog is a labor of love for me. A place to process my thoughts, share some insights, and maybe even a few laughs along the way. The fact that so many of you seem to read it is such a bonus.
I pray each of you embrace the wonder of Christmas this year. Regardless of how dysfunctional your family may be. How overwhelming your circumstances may seem. How challenging the New Year is shaping up to be. Please remember this:
When you couldn’t get to God, God came for you!
“Watch for this—a virgin will get pregnant and bear a son; They will name him Immanuel (Hebrew for “God is with us”).” -Matthew 1:23
As far as God is concerned, you’re worth it! Ponder that this Christmas. Chew on that this Christmas. And if you can find the courage, embrace that this Christmas. Jesus came for you.
Over the next week, I’ll be re-posting some of my favorite pieces from this past year. But mostly I’ll be resting. In His love. In His grace. In His peace. In His passion for you and for me. I hope you can take some time to do the same.
God’s richest blessings upon you this Christmas. Our God is truly with us. See you here next year.
Erik, Mandy, Emma, Anna, & Austin
PS: Here are some of my favorite Christmas posts from the past few years. Hope you enjoy.
What an Unexpected Night in the Hospital Taught Me About Christmas
Credit Cards, the Birth of Jesus, and Delayed Gratification
The Problem with My Inner Griswold
Some Tips for Making Christmas Special
Defending Tradition (Sort Of)
Don’t Should On Yourself
Good Tiding of Great Joy to All People (Except Them)
How Do You Handle Your Cousin Eddie?
How To See Yourself This Christmas
PPS: If you’re in and around the Indy area, join us at City Community Church for our Christmas Eve Service. It’s going to be a beautiful evening.