Will We Still Have Christmas?

As I propelled myself across the floor on my walker, I wondered. Will we still have Christmas?

What a silly question, you might think. And I would agree. If I hadn’t just broken my hip – again. You can read about my previous broken hip here and here.

Six years ago I broke my left hip at Thanksgiving. Last month I broke my right hip. At Thanksgiving. What are the odds? Not high according to my orthopedic surgeon.

So this year, as I looked at everything that won’t get accomplished before December 25, I wondered. Will we still have Christmas if there is no decorated tree?

Will we still have Christmas if there are no special gluten-free Christmas cookies?

Will we still have Christmas if there aren’t as many presents to open as usual?

Will we still have Christmas if I’m unable to attend every event I planned on attending?

The answer to each of those questions is absolutely. We will still have Christmas.

The things we attach to our Christmas celebrations do not Christmas make.

The birth of a Savior is what makes Christmas.

Perhaps there is something or someone missing from your Christmas this year. It may seem like you can’t possibly have Christmas without them.

When we remember long before the beginning of time, God planned for his Son to be born in Bethlehem at just the right time, in just the right stable, to just the right parents, we see Christmas is not about the celebrations we attach to that blessed day.

Christmas is about the Christ who willing sacrificed himself for a lost world so none would perish.

Will you still have Christmas at your house regardless of how you celebrate?

I pray you do.

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But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past,will come from you on my behalf. Micah 5:2 (NLT)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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6 thoughts on “Will We Still Have Christmas?

  1. The best Christmas we had was in 2002 in Gainesville, FL. We were away from home, living in a small furnished apartment with few personal touches…no Christmas tree or decorations (other than a stocking I bought at Michael’s that I put in the kitchen window for residents to see). What made that Christmas so special was God performed a wonderful miracle we witnessed. Chief received a heart transplant from a family that made the ultimate decision to donate the organs of their loved one as the gift of love that others might have a second chance of life. The week before Christmas, Chief was released from the hospital to the transplant housing to begin his new life. Christmas is a special season when we celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ birth. Miracles DO happen and we don’t need the material trappings in order to celebrate.

    Great blog💞

  2. I have an idea of how you are felling – just trying to reinvent Christmas traditions around illness and injury is a huge task let alone the little bit of grieving we do because we have lost something that meant so much to us that we have done it that way for many years – may God bless you and comfort you as you heal

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