Yes, it is Christmas Eve and it should be a great day! The sun is shining through the window here at my house this morning. I have a hot cup of coffee and am looking forward to just relaxing and enjoying the family today. I know that I have a lot to be thankful for and will always thank the Good Lord for my blessings.
Christmas Eve, to some, is about anxiety and waiting. People are anxious about the last minute gifts or about some family situations. Believe me, I know about those family situations! But most of the time our anxiety level is self-inflicted. Matthew 6 is a good read today if you are struggling with anxiety issues. Philippians 4 is another good one to read also.
The waiting is just about being patient! Waiting for Christmas Day is fun and awesome all at the same time! Being patient is hard for some, but it is a necessary part of life. While we are working on being patient, realize that you can help your kids learn patience by not always giving in when they are griping or complaining or fussing. Of course, they might be learning some of those things from us!
I pray that your day will be stress free and your anxiety level will be low. I pray that patience will rule the day and we will learn to pass these valuable lessons down to our kids. It will be one of the best gifts you could ever give to them!
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.