By Caleb Keith –
The most wonderful time of the year is often the most chaotic time of the year. At some point, all of us have traveled to see family, hosted a party, or just been plain old overbooked. Throw all of this on top of the regular everyday business of life and it might feel like the world is coming to an end. By the end of Christmas week, exhaustion sets in and it feels like everybody needs a break from their Christmas break.
Growing up I never really saw the chaotic side of Christmas. Instead, my winter break from school would start and I waited, not very patiently, to open my presents. As a child, Christmas was nothing but fun, and I didn’t want that fun to end. As a young adult I see and experience more of the chaos and exhaustion that comes with Christmas, and along with it comes to a new type of joy that I didn’t get to experience as a child. Instead of just being on the receiving end of Christmas, I now am part of the giving and sacrificing to make my family Christmas come together.
The chaos of Christmas, while exhausting, is an amazing gift of love that we get to share with everyone around us. The love of God is extended to us in the midst of the Christmas chaos. After all, a baby born in a manger after a long journey during a census is about as crazy as it gets. Through this the ultimate gift of love was given to mankind, a savior sent to die for the sins of the world. In this Good News, humanity rejoices and finds true rest from all forms of chaos. With Christ at the center let’s enjoy the chaos of Christmas and rejoice in the love of God.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11