You see, Christmas always brings with it great expectations for me. And this became very evident to me when my love and I started having some conflict surrounding what our Christmas would look like. We both had great ideas....it's just that neither was really willing to budge....an inch....to compromise in love for the other. I'm happy to say we're on the other side of that now (for the most part ;) )
Now that I am becoming one with someone else....a very dear someone else....it can't be about me anymore. Technically, there is no 'me' anymore....not at least as I used to be. This Christmas, I have the chance to lay down my desires, serve my sweet husband, and together discover the beauty of new Christmas traditions, values, and the chance to bring glory to God together.
Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to become less of me and more of HIM....and isn't that what this month is all about? The man-Christ, who laid aside His kingly rights and humbled Himself enough to be born in a manger, so that we could be born again into His family as Eternal brothers and sisters. I am so thankful that Christ chose me to be in His family! Tonight I choose to lay aside my rights, to further the earthly family that God is creating for me, and to bring glory to God.
What are you expecting this holiday?