As Christmas draws near, my poor blog gets neglected even more than usual.
It’s the hustle and bustle time of year. I think about writing a blog post while I’m in the middle of doing something else, and never seem to get around to typing it and hitting publish.
Why is it that we get so caught up in the holiday season?
Why is it that we will spend hours writing and sending Christmas cards to friends and family that we don’t see or talk to at any other time of the year?
Why it is that we will spend days baking treats for everyone at Christmas without doing it all through the year?
Why is it we will spend an inordinate amount of time and money buying Christmas gifts for people when we don’t give them gifts throughout the whole year?
Why is it we will read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Bible on Christmas Eve when we don’t read the Bible any other time of year?
Why is it we tell children Santa Claus is watching them only in December and no other time of year?
Why is it we gather with friends and family for festive parties around Christmas and not many other times of year?
We should send greeting to our friends and family throughout the year, especially those we rarely see, to let them know we’re thinking about them.
We should bake treats throughout the year to let those we bake for know we’re thinking about them today, not just at Christmas.
If we see something we know a particular loved one would like, we should buy it for them and give them a “just because I love you” gift.
We should read the Bible every day, especially to our children.
Children should know Santa is watching them every day of the year.
We should have more parties throughout the rest of the year.
We should have the Christmas spirit every day of the year.
Why can’t every day be like Christmas?