BUSYNESS DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

Days are short. Calendars are packed. Work is busy. Family get-togethers abound. Vacations are scheduled. Overtime is counted. Presents are purchased. Weather is checked. Trips are planned.

The Christmas season is packed with obligations – some of them joyful and some of them less joyful. December goes by fast because of the busyness. Often the post-Christmas blues hit during the exhale after the season, just as the snow is starting to become a staple in our lives.

But please, please, please don’t for the one thing that is necessary for you and your family’s life.

Luke 10:38-42 says:

While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.” The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Don’t let this Christmas season be a time where you are busy doing many tasks that are Christmas-themed, but you forget about Jesus.

Plan to set aside time with Christ each day during the next month. Why wait until January to make that commitment? Pray. Study your Bible. Sing praises and hymns. Listen to sermons. Read good spiritual books.

When you get to the end of the Christmas season, don’t regret spending little time with Jesus. If you establish this life focus, it will help you now, during this hopeful season celebrating the birth of Christ, and later, during the winter blues.

One thing is necessary: your life in Christ.