Get Up and Go and Celebrate
Get up and Go and Celebrate edition is here. Christmas is my favorite celebration throughout the year. I have always loved Christmas and for years was caught up in the decorations, shopping, and food. I was celebrating Christmas with friends and family, but not for Jesus.
When I became born again I started to think about why I celebrate Christmas. Why did I spend hours decorating the house picture perfect to only find it work taking it all down? Is there a reason I spend hours shopping? Why would I get upset if could not get what my child asks for from Santa because it was sold out? Is there a reason a huge meal required that took hours to prepare and time away from my family?
“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42
I was not doing these things for Jesus. I was selfish and celebrating Christmas for myself. That is not what Christmas is all about. After I was born again I realized it is a time to be thankful through joyful celebration, not thankful to celebrate. After I had that huge enlightenment, Christmas is still filled with decorating, shopping, the magic of Santa, and a wonderful Christmas dinner, but I have a real purpose about Christmas which makes me celebrate it ALL out now!
My get up and go for Christmas day is going to be sitting back down and celebrating the day with love for my family, peace, and joy. Because that is the way Jesus was born. He was born for me and that is a celebration.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” -Romans 15:13
Have a blessed Merry Christmas!