Friday, December 6, 2019


rush, five minute friday, holiday season, Jesus, Luke 2, Christmas

Today is the 6th of December. Are you feeling a holiday rush? Are you scrambling to figure out where, when, and with who? Or are you trying to figure out the how of your holiday season?

What if we all took a step back and decided to not rush through this holy time of year? What if we took more time reading about the birth of Christ than we spent in line at the local department store?

Rush is just one letter different than push. 

Instead of pushing yourself, and your family, through the holidays, choose to enjoy this time. Reflect on what a wonderful gift we are actually celebrating. Jesus coming to earth to take our place on the cross.



Without the gift of Jesus we would not have anything to celebrate. We would not have hope or joy, or even purpose. But, because of Jesus we can live lives filled with hope, joy, and purpose!

This year, this week, even today - you can choose to slow down and marvel at all we have to be thankful for. There is no perfect present to be found at the store - because the perfect present has already been given. Choose to accept it, and the wonder and magic of Christmas, Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection will change you forever!

'For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in the manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men."' ~Luke 2:11-14


  1. That is beautiful. I started my holiday with similar thoughts and then removed myself of the The true meaning of Christmas. But add soon as I finish my devotion mind begin begins to race again regarding all the"doing" things that cone with theholidays. I love the way you captured all this with your writing.

  2. It's easy to get caught up in the rush, but there are things we can all choose to do to help us slow down and remember what we're actually celebrating!

  3. Come now, there is much to do,
    and so much more to see!
    Visit Santa in his igloo,
    then paint the Christmas tree!
    We'll quaff eggnog by the pint
    (stir rum in with a stick);
    goes down smooth, won't disappoint
    until you get real sick.
    Now let's go hear the Xmas songs
    (I like the urban jive);
    but even those take too long,
    so replay at 1.5.
    Of COURE I know the Christmas meaning...
    guests are coming, best be cleaning!

    #4 at FMF this week.