Blessed is the man who listens to me watching daily at my gates.~Proverbs 8:34 NKJV
I experienced the after-Christmas blues.
I had put the decorations away and recycled the tree. There were no more presents to open. I felt as if I was a balloon losing air and slowly wilting away. The fun and laughter of sharing with family and friends had finished and all was back to normal.
But wait! What is normal?
Take a minute to reflect on why we celebrate. Remember the Babe we welcomed once again into our hearts–Jesus, the Son of God, born of a virgin, fulfilling prophecies. He does not fade into the background only for us to bring Him to mind again at Easter.
There are no Christmas blues for the child of God–only excitement and anticipation about the future and knowing the Lord more intimately. Our Christmas celebration may be over, but a New Year of adventure is ahead as we walk with the Prince of Peace.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.~2 Peter 3:18 NKJV
Friends, during the New Year. let’s let our new normal become watching at His gates daily. Take time to worship and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior. Feed on the Word of God, the manna from heaven.
Recite the two Scriptures above to help you to overcome the after-Christmas blues.
Father God, thank You that I can celebrate Your love, goodness, and mercy all year long. Help me be found watching at Your gates daily–celebrating new life in You and listening for You to speak through Your Word. I treasure every opportunity You give me to draw You closer to my heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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