Sunday, December 12, 2010

WoF Christmas Carnival Day 7: How does my faith refresh at Christmastime?

As I have gotten older, I've had to deal with the fact that I no longer get the Christmas experience I am used to from my childhood.  Christmas is so magical when you are a child.  But now Christmas means something different to me.  Now I am a Christian and I understand why we truly celebrate this holiday.  I now have more life experiences that make me appreciate what Jesus did for me.  Too often people get caught up in the materialism that seems to have taken over the Christmas season.  I really wish people wouldn't worry so much about presents.
For me, the simplicity of the day is what refreshes my faith.  Presents or not, it really doesn't matter.  All it takes is hearing the story of that miraculous birth for me to feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  It doesn't matter how well you know the story of the birth of Jesus, it touches your heart every time.  And spending the day surrounded by family solidifies how much God has blessed me.

*This post is part of a blog carnival.  To see the original post please click here.*


Beth said...

That Christmas experience is still out there!!! Even though it may different than your childhood, it can still be obtained. I know what you are talking about. I think my Christmas experience is so refreshed because I reflect on my childhood and my memories of church and Jesus and want to impart that to my own children. Having a real tree this year added a boost to the celebration as well. Hope your Christmas is awesome! Merry Chrismas!!

Pattie said...

I love this "the simplicity of the day is what refreshes my faith." I wish that for you this year!

Midlife Army Wife said...

I love this post! Keeping it simple allows us to focus on what really matters!