There is quite a letdown after Christmas, isn't there?
The adrenaline of the holiday rush has worn off.
Family and friends go their separate ways.
The radio stations stop playing joyous Christmas music.
The sparkling and twinkling decorations start to come down.
The cleaning is endless.
It's easy to get caught up in the Christmas hangover ... I know I do.
But ironically, the days after the first Christmas were filled with joy, hope and wonder. After all, it was from that day on that our Salvation became real for us.
Said another way, the birth of Christ was just the beginning of our eternal life, not the end of a commercial holiday season!
So yes, I still get caught up in the Christmas hangover. But now I use it as a barometer to measure how far off my perspective is.
The more "hungover" I am, the farther off base I am from what the Season really means.
Here's to a year filled with love, peace and Christ. May this one be your most Holy yet.
God Bless you.