I was in my late 20's when i fully grasped the whole idea of what Christmas truly is. It wasn't the gifts nor the money, but the birth of Jesus Christ, the DAY that "my" Savior was born. It was humbling for me because at that point, the value of material gifts, or money, all of a sudden got ranked down. Those were the years when being "Born again" gave it a very meaningful realization to my life.
Year 2009, seemed a year where all over the world, all fo a sudden, is in shambles. The realty business was awful, i have many friends that lost their home and we ourselves are in a predicament too. Through prayers, am learning how to put my utmost dependence on our Lord Jesus because this is just beyond us...Putting my hope and asking God daily to calm my fears and doubts. That everyday given to me is enough blessing and that I must learn how to be consumed by His presence in my life. It does not feel that way everyday, but the least I can do, is to be thankful that the Holy Spirit makes me conscious that I should and put in a little bit more effort to do so...walk the talk, as they say.
This Christmas time, it may not be all about gifts in my household, but more of the love of family, time we can share, prayers we can lift up and faith that we intend to keep. As the Korean drama characters says, "Fighting!!", but in finality is God's word in Philippians 1:6,
"being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you (that's us) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." I say "Amen".