Blog 298: Christmas Eve Eve

Christmas eve eve

Oh its that time again, its that time when the children get excited, when the parents are stressed, when the turkey needs to come out of the oven, when vegetables need to be done, the presents need to be wrapped, it seems like there is not enough hours in this day to get everything done! This day just flashes before you but it can take forever to get through the things that need to be done. If you are entertaining in two days time I wish you the best of luck! Just remember now that you need to get the turkey out of the oven! If you are going somewhere then this day can be quite relaxing, you are able to chill, you are able to have family time, you are able to get the children excited but have an early night yourselves because the next few days are going to be super busy! The days leading up to Christmas for anyone can be super busy and it takes a lot of energy to get through all the things on our lists. It seems to take a longer time preparing for Christmas than it does having it and packing it all away at the end!

Christmas day seems to come really quickly in the year but as soon as it is too days away it seems to fly by and there is always things that need to be done. The children are excited and it is time for them to have there presents, but not quite yet-they still have to wait, they still have to be patient. They are waiting for the food, they are waiting for their presents, they are waiting for Santa to come, they are waiting to hang their stockings out, they are waiting to sleep through the night, they are waiting to see family and for them it can take so long. Most children want things to happen now and don’t understand why they have to wait for things to happen. Life is full of waiting and Christmas is a good time when children are able to practise this. The magic of Christmas and two days before it is waiting for the day, waiting for the things to come, being excited of the prospect of something new and exciting.

Children are waiting for the hour to go by, the day to go by so that Santa can come and they can get presents. They are young and don;t realise the fact that they need to wait for things in their lives. We all know the quote, ‘good things come to those who wait.’ That is true, there are many things in life that we have to wait for, starting school, waiting for the next appointment, finding a spouse, having children, waiting for the right house, retiring, graduating and so much more. Life is full of waiting and it can be hard, this is the time of the year when we are forced to wait. This is a certain day of the year where it is set in place and we have to be patient and we have to wait. No matter whether we are young or old, child or adult we have to wait for this day to come and we have to wait for other things in our life too and it can be hard.

We need to appreciate all the things we have, the family that we are able to go and see, the food that we are able to eat, the presents that we are able to open, not everyone has this and we need to be grateful for this. We need to be thankful that God has blessed us more than we can imagine, He has provided the food to eat, He has provided us with money so that we are able to buy presents. Christmas is a time of giving but also waiting and we don’t need to rush into it. At this time we are either waiting for Christmas to come or for it to be all over-What group are you in? However, in life we are all waiting for other things too and we are wanting life to rush by but do you know what you are waiting for?

Are you waiting for something major to happen in your life? We can all have excitement when life is leading up to a special day but do you have excitement about Jesus’ return? When that day comes, where will you be? Who will you be with? Will you be saved or not? It is hard to know that for sure but if you are a true believer, if you have fully accepted Jesus into you heart that you can know that you will be saved. Christmas is all about Jesus coming to this earth, will you listen to the true meaning today?

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