Even a white Christmas cannot compare to the first Christmas. It is so easy to get caught up in the “Spirit of Christmas,” in the shopping, the sweets, and the gift-giving. Instead, we should focus our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
Once again this Christmas, I have been distracted by the world’s holiday joy and have all but abandoned my relationship with the giver of true joy. Christmas should not be the only time of year that we treat others with love and respect; instead, it should be a reminder to live by the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) each and every day of the year.