As the Matthew West song plays in the background as I write this, I feel the Christmas letdown. There goes the lights, there goes the cheer, there goes the… snow?
I happen to live on the east coast, Virginia to be precise, so we have no snow and neither does any other north eastern states, all the way up to my parents in Maine!
Even though no snow was a bit of a letdown, I’m still looking forward to having snow hopefully on my wife’s birthday next month so we can have a romantic date!
As i think about how Christmas is over, I’m reminded that after this weekend I’ll be back to applying to new jobs, getting a quote on
a few (expensive) repairs that we honestly can’t even afford to for the car to be inspected, and just coming back to the cares of life that weigh me down sometimes.
I’m sure many can relate to this. We all have dreams. We all have aspirations. And sometimes its a holiday that reminds us that life is still full of hope because Christ is with us.
But then the letdown sets in right after and we’re back into our “normal” lives that sometimes feel insignificant, or just plain boring.
I’m sure i’m not the only one who feels this way, but I’m reminded of what Christ said in Matthew 6:
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Despite all of our worrying, all of the cares of this world, God still values us because He’s who He is. He doesn’t value us or our lives based on what we do or how we feel. He values us because of who He is.
So as I and many others worry about the next year and the events to come, let’s take a look back every day and be reminded that even when Christmas is over, the Light of the world is still here.
You will have tribulations in the days to come, but take heart, He has overcome the world (John 16:33).
Thanks for reading!