Enter Christmas. And a huge sigh of relief. The rush of waiting is over. The celebration can begin. A lot of the holiday pressure is self-inflicted throughout Advent, but once Christmas gets here I can relax and truly enjoy the season. I realize (once again) that it isn't about fun Advent activities, or presents, or food, or parties, but it's about celebrating the birth of Christ. Celebrating the fact that I don't have to be different or better or more. Because HE is enough.
This Advent season especially I have come face to face with my inadequacies - and Christmas is the reminder that I don't have to be adequate. Christ is adequate. HE came to do for me what I could never do for myself. No matter how hard I try. I plan on resting in this truth throughout the Christmas season, and I pray it sinks in just a bit deeper that my only hope, my only salvation, my only joy is Jesus.