The 3 Easy Cs of a Charis Christmas
What could be more beautiful than a Christ-centered Christmas full of God’s grace?
It’s the only time of year that you can hear songs about our Savior literally everywhere. Yet so many get caught up in the hustle and bustle, the buying and the bills, the parties and the hoopla that they are totally spent by the New Year—physically, emotionally and financially!
Here are three easy-to-remember Cs to help you enjoy and celebrate the season of Christ’s birth with ease and grace.
- Calm – Make time (yes, you’ll have to make it) to be still and know that He is God. Whether it’s in the shopping mall, in traffic or with co-workers or family, remain calm. The peace that passes understanding will rise up in you if you’ve made time for stillness with the Lord. Play music that soothes you in the car and in your home so when you are in the midst of chaos, the calm remains.
- Create – The Creator of the universe lives on the inside of you, and He knows what will bless each one of us. Ask Him, listen for the answer and be creative. While that new thing that you bought for someone may hold some sentiment in years to come, something special that you make for someone will never be re-gifted! You don’t have to be an artist—something as simple as an acronym of their name with what they mean to you will be cherished. Also, create time in your schedule for those you love, one-on-one. Parties are great, but there’s nothing more precious than your time and undivided attention.
- Celebrate – Celebrate Christ! Celebrate Jesus by living out the gospel of His unconditional love and grace everywhere you go. Be kind to someone who is stressed. Celebrate by keeping His love in your heart for each person you see—no matter how they are behaving. Remember that our loving Jesus gave His life for every one of them, and it becomes easy to see them through His eyes. Don’t forget to give yourself the grace that you extend to others. You are deeply, wonderfully and extravagantly loved by the Savior of the world!
CALM, CREATE and definitely CELEBRATE—Merry Christmas!