I have a problem, must definitely a first world problem, but it is troubling all the same...
It doesn't feel like Christmas!!!
I am one of those terribly annoying people that gets really excited about Christmas, the presents, the carols, the worshipping and celebrating the most life changing event in human history.
But this year I am not feeling it, I can't seem to 'get in the spirit'. Maybe this is what being a 'proper' adult feels like -not getting over excited about good and definitely exciting things. I always felt that the defining 'proper adult' thing would be not wanting to lick the bowl and spoon after making a cake. (I still do that, yes, every time and NO I have never been ill because of it, raw eggs- shmeggs)
I have decided I am not ready to not get excited about exciting things - such as Christmas - so to help me, (and you if you are feeling the same way) here are some awesome videos I found through facebook and youtube)
This one is HILARIOUS
Linus says it best
Christmas in a nutshell
Through finding these videos I realised that I have been wanting the wrong thing, I wanted that fuzzy excitement about presents, spending time with family and friends, good food and singing nice songs but really the thing I should be excited about is the ever present reality of Jesus and the impact he has had on my life and the world. Without Him, everything would be different. The excitement of Advent should be that we are ever waiting expectantly and excitedly for His return. Now that is exciting! (and a bit scary)
I didn't realise I was going to say all that. God convicted me as I typed, wanting the excitement of Christmas is not what it is about.
For us Christmas is going to be very different this year, we won't be seeing our families, giving presents, or having a traditional Christmas dinner. We will be in Cambodia with our friends swimming in a hotel pool but the meaning of Chritmas is the same wherever we are.