It Isn’t Christmas Til it happens

Uh Oh… it’s my turn on the blog train and I’ve got all the ideas in my head- they’re still up there. I’ve nothing to show you readers, the crafts or meaningful activities we’ve been doing to count down for Christmas. You know, like the advent calendar.

Unlike the effortful projects we’ve undertaken 1) Make Bethlehem Real shakers and rolls of Angels   and 2) Our first set of hand painted Christmas Canvases.  This year-end return to work swept me away and I am left with hiccups of time with my kids before we scrambled away for our coveted holiday to our  neighbour for our church camp and short road trip.

When I realise the time crunch for this post to be ‘done’, reality hit me.  Then it struck me-

Why do I even have to DO something for Christmas?

For the last 2 years, it was out of a pure motivation to create meaningful spiritual traditions in the Yeow family and giving to loved ones. I was also a Stay At Home Mum then. This year, as I browse through the net, I don’t bother to introduce fun crafts which are a dime and a dozen and I find it tough to recommend significant ones. Moreover, I have a messy home to clean up, other posts on my hols and art affairs YET to blog.

I did not rush out a Christmas activity for you.

As I prayed and asked the Lord about Christmas, it became clear to me as this song softly surfaced in my heart.

Christmas Isn’t Christmas Till It Happens in Your Heart.

Somewhere Deep Inside You Is where Christmas Really Starts

This Christmas, instead of doing, I shall spend time praying.

Instead of proving anything, I shall clean and organise my messy hut and rest my heart.

Instead of fretting about Christmas is near, I shall kickstart my new routine with kids to prepare for 2016’s schedule.

Afterall, we’re left with 2 weeks more before I return to work and readapt to the new changes.

There’s nothing wrong in celebrating Christmas as a season for caring, sharing and engaging in lots of lovely activities, spreading cheer around. Most importantly, whether you are preparing sumptuous feasts, labouring in the Lord’s ministry, working, educating children, or simply just enjoying overseas, what matters is your heart.

Christmas has happened to me and my family when we first received Jesus Christ into our lives as Saviour. For my hubby and I it is more than that. Jesus is the Lord of our life. Christmas as someone aptly says is all year round. It is about the gospel of Christ.

Why the birth of Jesus Christ?

1 Corinthians 15: 1-8  Apostle Paul succinctly encapsulates the gospel

15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

He came to

  1. Die for our sins
  2. Was buried and rose again on the 3rd Day
  3. His resurrection was witnessed by a mass of people and his disciples

At the end of the day, it boils down to our relationship with Jesus. If you are a Christian, do you commune with our Lord intimately?

If you are not, would you be willing to open your heart to Jesus?

Revelation 3:20

20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

John 5:24

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”

Christmas Isn’t Christmas Till It Happens in Your Heart.

Somewhere Deep Inside You Is where Christmas Really Starts

So Give Your Heart to Jesus, You’ll discover as You Do

It’s Christmas, really Christmas for You.

What does Christmas mean to us?

Celebrating the Joy of our Salvation and

Drawing closer to Jesus at the end of each passing year. : ) 

This post is part of the “What Christmas Means To Our Family” blog train by A Prayerfull Mum.

PrayerFull Mum

Next on the blog train is Cynthia from B.C.D.E. That’s Us.BCDE A FTWM with 2 boys who are 6 and 4, she blogs parenting and lifestyle. Freethinkers, the family is, let’s see what Christmas meant to them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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