My Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this season where we celebrate the birth of Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for Your willingness Jesus to take on human form and come to earth through the womb of a virgin. Thank You for orchestrating the circumstances of the world for Your coming at the right time and the right place, according to Your Word.
Lord, help me in the midst of busyness, stress, and activities, to not lose sight of why we celebrate Christmas. Help me not to get so caught up in gift buying, gift wrapping, and gift giving that I forget about the unspeakable gift of Jesus Christ. Help me not to get so distracted by the lights and decorations that I forget Jesus the Light of the World. Help me not to get so busy with programs and activities that I miss thinking about what Your coming to earth involved, that You personally made the journey from heaven to the womb of a virgin.
Dear Father, help me NOT to MISS Christmas! Give my eyes laser focus to find where You are at work and then join You. Help my ears to be attuned to Your voice listening for Your direction and guidance. Help my hands to be hands of compassion reaching out to people in need and strengthen my feet to chase after those things that are most important to You.
I pray that regardless of my circumstances, I will choose to consider how Your coming gives me hope, joy, and a purpose. O God, help me NOT to miss anything You want me to experience this Christmas.
In Jesus Name, Amen.