Like many people this time of year, I have caught myself running crazy looking for the perfect gift, trying to bake the perfect treat, creating the perfect holiday card, and preparing my home for the perfect celebration. I must remind myself that Christmas is not about these things.

Christmas is not about me, what I want and how I want people to think of me.
Christmas is about God, what He desires and who He is.

Christmas is not about my love for my family, or about the gifts and celebrations I work to give them.
Christmas is about God's love for His children, which He demonstrated through the perfect Gift at the grandest, yet humblest, celebration.

Christmas is not about my children, even though I work so hard to create magical moments for them.
Christmas is about God's Son, and the miraculous moment He entered the world to give us salvation.

As your Christmas progresses and you start to feel the stress and strain of creating the "perfect" family holiday, remember 2 Corinthians 12:9: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Let God's power show through your attitude when the kids are crabby, the rolls don't rise, the dog makes a mess, or your family won't stop watching football. God is much better at perfection -- and you just might find yourself enjoying your Christmas even more!
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