This year, I’ve asked my mother, Anne Boulier to write the Christmas Devotional. I’m so glad I did because it’s a wonderfully different perspective of Christmas. A thoughtful reminder of why Christmas is a choice to make EVERY year.
Christmas – it’s a time of year that brings joy and sadness for many. We celebrate the birth of the One who loves us most – He did, after all, come to die for us just 33 short years after His miraculous birth. For some, it’s a time of sadness because of loved ones who are no longer a part of the season. For some, it’s a time of sadness because of lost expectations for a better life – a better time to come.
Christmas, I have learned in my 68 years of ups and downs is what I decide to make it.
Yes, Christmas is a choice. I can choose to dwell on the ones who are no longer here to share the traditions I carry on in celebration of the season. I can dwell on the hard times, as yet unanswered prayers, disappointments, sickness – anything I want.