Did Christmas ever produce stress?
Isnt everyone always Happy and Joy-Full at Christmas time?
Was anyone ever afraid of Christmas?
Did the birth of Jesus break any laws?
Did the birth of Christ break any social traditions?
Please read Luke 1:29-31
Vs. 29 “Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.”
So there was Mary in a country and at a time where her being pregnant before marriage would mean certain death to her as she would be considered a whore. Would you be just a little worried?
We will never fully understand the workings of God in people’s life- so get over trying and just Love and accept them in a non-judging way! You never know you might just be shutting out an angel or the mother of Christ by shutting out someone who is “different.”
The Good News of the Gospel is that we are Free and the Amazing method that God used to bring us that Freedom and Grace tells us that ALL are accepted.
Think about it- a poor virgin, a carpenter’s son and one very long ass ride to a place with no room at the Inn. If you have never felt left out then you have never felt what everyone involved with Christ has felt.
Christ came for misfits like you and me to give us the most amazing present we could ever receive and never hope to earn and just to prove it He brought it to us through misfits and malcontents just like us!
Find a time and a place where you can take a break from the doing of the season and Be a Being of God. Take several deep breaths and just relax as best you can all those tense places. Once you feel a bit more relaxed just go back to breathing normally and:
Breathe in and say:
“God has it All”
Breathe out and say:
Practice this until you can rest in the knowledge and understanding that no matter what He has this day under His great and Loving control- Don’t be afraid!