All the time and preparation leading up to Christmas can lead to a full blown bout of depression. Today, all the hub bub of Christmas has come to a standstill. There are still cookies in the freezer. Presents have been opened snowmen and Santas sitting on the front lawn?
During this time, many folks crawl into a cocoon of self preservation. They turn inward and focus on not being hurt by the depression of post Christmas syndrome. The protection of those silk threads act as a suit of armor against feelings of loneliness, sadness, loss of a relationship or job and returning to the ho-hum of every day life. It’s like a big let down, but it doesn’t have to be.
Jesus gave this promise to the entire world after he resurrected from His death.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
So no matter how difficult our feelings, we still have God’s promise to always be with us, now and through eternity . Christmas can be a difficult time, because it stirs thoughts of the past and fears for the future, but our Savior reminds us that He’s got our lives all mapped out for us and we have nothing to fear. We can be sure that it’s all for our good.
Instead of wrapping yourself in hopelessness, let Christmas live in your life everyday of the year. Sharing the great news with others is the best gift you’ll ever give and the joy off sharing that news will fill your heart with joy..