Keep It Simple
There are seasons in our lives that are not easy, especially around the holidays. But if you can simplify the basic chores of the holiday, you can free up time to spend in prayer, in worship, and in praise, which in source of our strength and the routine that prepares our hearts to bless. Go into His gates giving thanks and into His holy place with praise. Give thanks to Him. Honor His name. Psalm 100
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
It was a humble, simple, first Christmas. This simple Christmas has had an incredible impact on the world. This simple Christmas brought a simple gift of faith, but provided an extravagant love. An unconditional love that only God could provide to a lost world; a Savior, the Messiah, was given to us that first Christmas.
God sent us one gift, His only Son, in a humble stable in one little town called Bethlehem, and One Star guided the shepherds and wise men to the holy presence of the Messiah, Jesus.
As you prepare for the holidays follow the theme of One.
Buy one new decorative piece for your home.
Buy one gift for each one you love.
Decorate one Christmas tree, that will be the centerpiece of your celebration.
Buy one scented candle that will usher the holiday fragrance into your home.
Light this one candle as a remembrance of the One Star shone so bright that first Christmas night.
Keep it simple remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season.