Holiday Stress

By Rich DuBose

Photo by Dreamstime

Dear God: I'm stressed out! Christmas is just around the corner and there's way too much going on! The traffic is crazy and I keep bumping into people who are downright rude! I need an extra shot of grace to help me rise above the rat race and all the negative stuff!

Remind me again what it's all about! The shepherds, the baby Jesus, the desperate attempts by Jospeh to find a room for his expectant wife. That must have been stressful! Forgive me for thinking that Christmas is about snowmen, Christmas bells and shopping! I know, it's OK to celebrate the season with its homespun traditions, but it's a problem if we forget what it's really about!

Thank you for family and friends that I can spend time with. But most of all, thank you for Jesus!

I love you. Amen!