Shelf with figurines, books and candle on sled

A Simple Christmas

“…Martha, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken from her.”

~Luke 10:41b-42

This year we as a family have decided to slow down and really enjoy the season. We have decided to put fewer decorations out, bake fewer cookies, and really savor this time together. To have a simple Christmas.

How often this time of the year are we “worried and troubled about many things”?

I love what Jesus says immediately following, “But one thing is needed…” We find ourselves so distracted and preoccupied with the preparations that we forget the meaning and significance of the season. We forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. That because He came to this earth as a man and was tempted in every way that we are yet He remained victorious (see Hebrews 4:15) we now have the hope of eternal life and the joy of knowing a God that loves us unconditionally.

I encourage you this year to slow down and realize what is really important. Time spent with family and friends making memories that last a lifetime. 10 years from now you won’t remember the decorations that lined the walls or the presents that you received. You will remember who sat around your table, the stories that were told, and the laughs that were shared.

Until next time,

Bailey Sue