CHRISTMAS PANIC.

ARE YOU ANXIOUS ABOUT GIFTS TO BUY, CARDS TO WRITE, DECORATIONS TO PUT UP AND MEALS TO PREPARE WITH ONLY A WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS? WHEN WILL WE DO ALL THAT WE BELIEVE WE NEED TO DO? WE HAD A YEAR TO PREPARE AND WE STILL FIND OURSELVES STRESSED WITH ALL THE LAST MINUTE ACTIVITIES.

WHY SHOULD ANXIETY BE A PART OF THE CELEBRATION OF CHRIST’S BIRTH? TO APPRECIATE THE SEASON, WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THE WORLDLY CONCEPTS. JESUS BROUGHT THE MESSAGE OF PEACE…. NOT A WORLDLY PEACE…BUT PEACE WITHIN OURSELVES IN CONCERT WITH GOD. WHEN WE HAVE A PEACE WITH GOD, WE WILL MORE EASILY HAVE A PEACE WITH OURSELVES AND OTHERS.

STOP. SLOW DOWN. PUT CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTMAS. DON’T PANIC OVER THE ALL THE THINGS ON YOUR ‘TO DO’ LIST. LET’S CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS FOR THE RIGHT REASON WITHOUT THE ANXIETY!

JESUS IS THE REASON! THE ONLY REASON!

“DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERY SITUATION, BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD.” PHILIPPIANS 4:6 NIV