It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It is a season full of promises. We all have a list of things we want, a list of things we said we would do, and a list of traditions that we are obligated to keep for generations to come. One thing we don't have is a list of things that we are going to do in our free time because let's be honest, that is a rare commodity during the holidays.
Christmas can feel like a mad dash that causes us to miss the opportunity to stop and reflect on the true meaning for our celebration. We make promises and go to every length to bring joy to the special people in our lives because that is precisely what God did for us. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God's promise to be with us and to rescue us from a life burdened by our sin.
Christmas is a season where we should pause and rest in what God has done. We don't need to do anything more than wonder at his love.