|My table is all set for the birthday party!|
Christmas is one of our busiest times as pastors.
The question, "Are you going away for the holidays?" is always one that is humorous to me if one knows my line of work. If the holiday in question has any religious significance at all, I am working overtime. In 26 years of marriage we've never "gone away for the holidays" mainly because of our work and also because we have three children and our traditions are rooted in the family we have created together as a married couple.
There is no complaint here, just an observation. I absolutely love what I do! Just sayin' that for a pastor...this is our busy season!Last night we were at the church late, getting things set up for tonight's Christmas Eve Communion. Larry has a special surprise for tonight that he can't wait to unveil! He has talked about it non-stop for a month. I can't wait til' it finally happens!
Today I've been making all the dishes for our traditional family Christmas dinner (read about it here).
Amongst the sweet potatoes and the pumpkin pies and the 7-layer salad, I had to remind myself to just breathe.
Take it all in.
Think of the reason for it all, again.
It's the birthday of the King!
God sent Jesus to earth to make all things possible.
Because of Him, what people say is impossible, is indeed possible!
In fact the word impossible is also I'm-possible when you break the word in two!
Anything is possible for me, for you, for us.
I'm experiencing an extra dose of that in my life right now.
Reminding myself that He kicks impossible's butt.
He eats impossible for breakfast.
Why wouldn't anyone want to follow this amazing birthday boy?
I choose to say yes to Him everyday -- and watch Him move the mountains.