The English have the 12 days of Christmas in song. The high churches have the 24 (ish) days of advent. Here at Crave Something More, I’ll be writing a series called the “21 Days of CSM Christmas.” Starting December 5 and finishing on Christmas Day, I will write once a day about all things Christmas, in the hopes that we will all continue to see Jesus as the greatest satisfaction to our soul’s deepest cravings.
Days 11-13: “Too Busy” This Christmas
Above, you’ll notice that I said I would be writing once a day about all things Christmas. Well, I didn’t write anything the past two days. I could tell you I was busy, but that’s kind of the point.
Each December, we fight against the busyness of the Christmas season, knowing the purpose of it all is to celebrate the birth of Christ but still finding ourselves caught up in decorating, finishing work for the year, baking, buying presents, hosting parties, going to parties, hosting family, and all sorts of other things. We’re victims of our own desires, but there’s a deeper desire with all feel for the One who ultimately satisfies.
Being “too busy” to write when I said I would write is one thing; being “too busy” to be with Jesus is another. No minute is better spent on anything other than reflecting on, talking to, praising, or being with, in faith, the Spirit of Christ who dwells in us. In a profound way, we can shop with Jesus, bake with Jesus, write with Jesus, pray to the Father with Jesus, read the word with Jesus, or do any of a hundred other things with Him. His Spirit is already with us; our joy is in realizing this, believing it by faith, walking in His power, and orienting our hearts and minds towards Him as we go about our days.
If Christmas is approaching too quickly for you, realize that His burden is light, in His arms is rest, and in His presence is fullness of joy. Go to Him in the busyness, and you will find a place of quiet in the most hectic of seasons.
For the rest of the 21 Days of Crave Something More Christmas, go here.