Oh wow, we are in December 2020. What a privilege! I want to shout and scream from the highest point. I made it! If you are reading this, then that means you have made it too! For sure, I do not take that lightly. Beside August being my favourite month, the second favourite is December. I love joy, warmth and cheer that comes with it. I am assured that I will get the opportunity to meet up with some of my family members if not all, try out different and new cooking recipes, take a couple of days off from the usual 8-5 pm work, enjoy a mini trip with my family and get to celebrate and remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ during Christmas time. Since time immemorial, there has always been a huge debate on whether to celebrate Christmas or not. Simply put, some attribute Christmas having pagan roots, its unchristian, unscriptural, ungodly and borders towards acts of idolatry and that the world celebrates it through continuous and never-ending partying till the end of the year.
As for me and my house, we intend to celebrate the season humbly through a flurry of activities, some of which will be new this year. One of the new activity is to light up one of our compound trees with LED lights as opposed to buying a Christmas tree. This will be a participatory effort drawing synergy from all the members of the family as we need to connect the lights from the house, estimate the length of the wire, wire up and light the tree. Of course, my children mentioned placing one huge star on top of the tree and guess what mommy has to make it happen.
This year, we also want to remember the poor and the needy. We are in the midst of sorting out clothes and shoes that are in good condition and no longer fit to donate them to one of the children’s homes we love. This is one of the ways my husband and I teach our children that not everyone is fortunate to have the things that they have and by giving to the needy we demonstrate love and care to others who need it the most. This is a cause that is dear to me because, at one time, I was poor and needy, and my local church gave back to us. This is a story for another day.
All in all, take time to focus on family and friends. Enjoy rest from work and re-energise. Touch the world, make it better; however, you know best by bringing a smile through giving. Forgive, deal with past hurts and restore broken relationships. Last but not least, do you have a close and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the reason for the season? Make that appointment with Him. I would love to hear your comments on how you are intending to spend your time during this season! Have a blessed season and keep safe!!!
“For unto us a child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
– Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)