When we arrived home last night, we placed presents under the tree. The kids were really excited. After some persuading, we were able to get them to bed. Early this morning, we were awoken with shouts of, “It’s Christmas!” We rushed downstairs to find all of the presents opened. Oscillating between frustration and laughter, I stopped to remember that Christmas is not defined by one day…Christmas is everywhere.
I wonder what it would be like for us to embrace the excitement of Christmas everyday. Though our kids were excited about presents, they have also been excited about the real meaning of Christmas. One of my sons asked me the other day, “Is Jesus going to come see us for Christmas?” I replied, “Jesus is everywhere.” May we embrace the promise of everywhere every day.