“Mama, come snuggle with me!” my son called out. I left my wrapping and climbed under the blanket, happily snuggling him in front of our tree.
“The lights are so beautiful,” he whispered sweetly.
“They are.” I agreed.
I live for these moments at Christmas. Don’t get me wrong–I love the shopping, wrapping, and baking. I enjoy the holiday parties and fun. But these quiet moments? They’re where the magic is.
Yet, in that moment, I felt a sadness settle into my soul. The Christmas season had been filled with so much joy. There was so much to be grateful for. Even still, I couldn’t ignore the quiet longings felt deep within my heart.
Through my years of walking with Jesus, I’ve come to see that this, too, is where the magic is. I’ve found that our joys and our sorrows can co-exist in our Savior. In fact, that is the very promise of Christmas.
Christmas calls us to celebrate all that was while inviting us to anticipate all that will be. Christ came down, but He’s not yet returned. Death has lost its sting, and yet we still grieve. Living in this in-between can be difficult, but we are not without hope! Christmas is a story of promises fulfilled. It’s a reminder that God’s Word never fails. Jesus is still Immanuel! He is with us in our joy and our longing. Merry Christmas!
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