Sunday, December 24, 2017

Jesus, The Reason for the Season

I wanted to take a moment to wish you a blessed holiday season. Thank you so much for visiting my blog over the past year. I've enjoyed sharing reviews, writing tips, and inspirational posts with you, and I look forward to spending time with you in 2018.

Please enjoy this devotion I wrote as a reminder of the true reason behind the holiday season.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
    1 Corinthians 13:13

It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the season at this time of year—decorating, shopping, and attending parties. Feels like a non-stop to-do list. Society puts the spotlight on these festivities. While there is nothing wrong with participating in and enjoying these activities, it’s important for us to remember the reason for the season: Jesus and the hope His birth brought to earth.
Paul wrote in today’s verse a reminder of what is most important, both at the holiday season and in general: love.

Love is kind, even when you feel frazzled.
Love is patient, even when the lines are long.
Love helps others, even if it makes you a few minutes late.
Love doesn’t envy, even when the neighbor’s light display is better.
Love will endure, beyond the holiday season.

So, take a moment to breathe and focus on the meaning behind the typical celebrations. Keep your focus on the big picture: Jesus.

Lord, I don’t want to just go through the motions and miss the reason behind the holiday season: love — for each other, as well as Christ’s love for us.

Leslie L. McKee


  1. That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Leslie, thanks for blessing us by sharing. Merry Christmas.

    1. You're welcome. I hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas.