December 24 – Behind the Christmas Card – Busyness

Read Matthew 11:28-30

The overwhelmed seems to scream loudly as the craziness of Christmastime gathers momentum. December blew in and the to-do list blew up.

Even in the midst of a freed-up Saturday morning, I feel paralyzed by all I have to do. I pick up my phone to check the weather and instead find Facebook events and holiday shopping deals blaring. They’re trying to fill my life and dictate what’s important. Two minutes into my day and the quiet my soul longs for is already out of reach, drowned out by the noise of the season I’m trying to savor.

Ironic, isn’t it? The whole purpose behind the crazy of Christmas is to honor the One who came to quiet our souls. The busyness that overwhelms is the very reason we have Christmas at all.

There is so much to do we don’t know where to start. It’s like trying to find the end of the Scotch tape roll so we can get that gift wrapped.

But somehow even in the spinning, He whispers in the deep places where thoughts form.

Remember the quiet that Almighty God offers. Remember the baby we’re doing this for.

Let it take you straight to your knees. Face to the ground, let’s bow before the God who thought up Christmas. He knew the crazy overwhelmed we would feel. The stress and the busy and the too-much-to-do list.That’s why He stepped in. That’s why Christmas.

Even right in the middle of the minutes you have to get something crossed off your list, be still and tell God He is Lord. Lord of the whole earth. Lord of your whole life. He already knows, but we can always use the reminding.

Let Him quiet the noise of overwhelmed and show you what to do. Let Him remind you that this is His plan. It’s His hand that’s brought you to right here. His hand has pointed us straight into this season.

Let the Living God breathe air into the lungs of your soul, and whisper away the paralysis.

Bria Wasson

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