When Christmas becomes a burden...

Beautiful words from Ann Voskamp...

"Christ the Babe comes in Christmas as Christ the Savior comes on the Cross — seeking only our embrace.
What if I laid down efforts and expectations, perfectionism and performance, and simply waited with arms and heart and eyes wide open?"

Christmas cannot be bought. Christmas cannot be created. Christmas cannot be made by hand. Christmas can only be found.

Enjoy the full reflection here, linger with her words, her photos, her invitations...

For reFlection:

  • How are you "finding" Christmas vs. making it happen? 
  • What difference might discovery make in your celebrations?
  • How might you seek to embrace (or be embraced) by the gift of God this week?
  • What do you need to lay down to open your eyes and arms to God's gifts?