Dear Sweet Mama,
As we approach Christmas this week, I want to spotlight the message of love and remind you that sometimes less may be more.
This time of year may simply be known as the busiest and most stressful! It’s a time when we are celebrating our Savior’s birth; yet, ironically, we do not parallel His way of life and tend to get too caught up in consumerism.
I want to remind us of Jesus’ way—how he entered the world in the most humble of settings, without pomp and circumstance and without trumpets blaring. Yet, Jesus was the greatest, most extravagant gift ever. The love bestowed upon us through the birth of Jesus is the most perfect example of God’s love, and it was not wrapped up, did not cost money, and will impact us forever!
If we can focus on God’s perfect gift and not on material gifts this season, think how much more we can appreciate the little things: how our children smile at the first few snowflakes falling from the sky, how the smell of cookies takes us back years ago to standing in our Grandma’s kitchen, and how precious it is to sing Christmas songs together that have been sung for generations!
I challenge us to share the love of Jesus more than ever before. Take a break from shopping, planning, and just being busy and hit the pause button. Use this time to volunteer, read Bible stories together as a family, and worship our Father who gave us His one and only Son!
Sending prayers your way for a special Christmas full of God’s love for you!
Kristall and the Help Club for Moms Team
“I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.”~ Amy Grant
I remember going into my daughter's room night after night and kneeling beside her bed and crying my heart out to God because I didn’t know how to be a Christian mom; I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. You know what? God is so faithful! He answered me and simply said, “Spend time with me, Deb.” And so I did. I began arising 15-30 minutes earlier each day so I could read my Bible and pray, and plan out my day with my family.
If there was one thing I would love to share with you is that God is personal and loves you as you are. You don’t have to be perfect to be loved by our amazing God! Come as you are! His loving presence can be practically known and experienced. He is not a God who is far away, He is near and easily found. He longs for you to come to Him!
Deb is married to her soulmate of 28 years, Randy. They have two grown children, Christie and Jack, and one precious, answer to prayer son-in-law named Alex.