So, it’s the day after Christmas and I feel Great. For the first time in the history of Christmas I woke up feeling rested despite going to bed really late plus there is only a tinge of bloatedness, basically I feel really good and ready to start the day.Christmas for a lot of us means a time to eat , drink and make merry. Loosely translated in the nowadays English this all means Christmas is a time to overspend on things we do not need to impress others mostly and to get motherless drunk without a care about tomorrow, or next year.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, ,,,,,”
Going back to my basics, I have figured that Christmas is really a culmination of God’s promise.
“But God demonstrates His love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us .” Romans 5:8
That time God had made up His mind to give up His one son to save all the rest.That time already , at birth He gave us His son to ridicule, stone, humiliate and crucify. Whilst I realize that this is indeed reason to celebrate, we did after all dodge the bullet, I’m realizing more and more that for me Christmas is really more than just getting drunk in the presence of my loved ones from their presents. I do want to enjoy and savour the quality of our time together. Perhaps Christmas should actually be a time for reflection. Reflecting on our own lives. Who we really want to impress. Who and what we need to be grateful for. What presents are you giving for this child who’s birthday you are celebrating. How do you celebrate the giver of life’s birth by doing the things that could potentially damage or snuff out your life and the lives of others.
Perhaps it’s time to reconsider our behavior around this festive season. To be responsible in all we do ,be it at home or on the road. Consider celebrating in a way that rewards you with good wholesome feelings. Spend time with those without families, invite them to yours. Feed a hungry child. Do good, it’s more for you than for the recipient,. Responsible spending because tomorrow is another day. Responsible alcohol consumption because tomorrow ought to be still another day for you and those around you.God knows I have worked so hard in this year and spent far too little time with my loved ones ,I’m not going to let this time go past without consciously and fully enjoying those around me. I shall also practice responsible eating because as the saying goes a moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips.