Making Room for Christ in Christmas

December 12, 2014
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Making Room for Christ in Christmas

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, yet with the increasing commercialism, I find it difficult to see Christ in Christmas at all…

…Unless I make room for Him.

Long ago, no one made room for Jesus in the inn, and instead He was born in a lowly manger among the “least of these”.

Somehow we often get fixated on making Christmas perfect with the tree, decorations, and baking cookies yet, that isn’t what Christmas is all about.  While those things are festive and fun, the real truth behind Christmas is about making room for Christ every single day.

  • Praying for, supporting and encouraging our spouse.
  • Teaching our child(ren) the true meaning of Christmas and how to walk with Jesus.
  • Spending time with our parents, helping them and enjoying their company.
  • Writing an email, sending a text, or mailing a card to a friend in need.
  • Showing love and compassion to a perfect stranger.

When our focus becomes less about the commercialized Christmas season and more about Christ, we are able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

By making room for Christ:
We open our eyes to a world in need of a Savior,
and willingly become His hands & feet extended in love.

By making room for Christ: 
It becomes less about tradition, and more about inclusion,
as we insure that those around us feel loved every day of the year.

By making room for Christ:
We open our arms wide, laying aside our differences,
and see each other as children of God, making us the family of God.

As we enjoy the Christmas festivities and time with family and friends, may we focus on making room for Christ, turning this season into a joyous time of LOVE.  After all, it was LOVE that was born in that manger long ago and it is LOVE that lives within us!

Let LOVE live among us!

I would really enjoy hearing how you plan to make room for Christ this Christmas Season!  Won’t you share?

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  1. Sharon O on December 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    love your words… good things to think on. Thank you.

  2. Barbie on December 13, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Beautiful words my friend. I am purposing to make room for Him this Christmas by studying Advent. There is so much that has been speaking to me. Also, as we have been forced to “buy less”, it’s helping me to prioritize my giving. Have a blessed weekend.

  3. Sarah on December 14, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    I love this Satin! We need to do this every day.

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Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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