A Caution to the Efficient Part of Me

So, January is here. Many have taken down and packed Christmas decorations away in an effort to get back to “normal.”

I find myself cautioning the efficient side of me. There’s nothing wrong with putting decorations away, with craving a bit of routine after all the holiday events, with wanting to settle down a bit. But I find myself asking if I really want to go “back to normal”? Do I really want to live as though Christmas never really happened or it didn’t really matter? What if instead I carried the graces of Jesus’ coming into the days ahead, into the ongoing journey that my relationship with Him is meant to be?

Perhaps it would be helpful for me to leave out just one small decoration, one small reminder, that He has come for me and that He longs for a deeper relationship with me. His coming does make a difference – a big difference!

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