The last few weeks brimmed with activity. Many times I felt like one of the gifts I prepared to place under the tree: closely examined, shaken about and wrapped a little too tight.
But amid the flurry of decorating, gift-buying, baking, and visiting rested pure joy. Joy in celebrating the birth of our Savior. Joy in the nightly page-flipping of our advent calendar to share the message of hope with my children.
Today, as the kids play with their new toys and my husband heads back to work, I plan to be still. I’m not going to clean, run errands or organize. I’m not going to write down resolutions or work on another project. Instead, I plan to immerse myself in feelings of gratitude and wrap my heart in the peace Jesus provided so that I can be refreshed and renewed in Him.
What are your plans for this day after Christmas?
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Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.