Despite my best efforts to “detox” Christmas this year in the hope to best keep my sanity as a full time working pregnant mother of a toddler, I felt myself allow the not-so-great-side of the holiday (the stress part) take hold of my head and heart yesterday.
Visions of sugar plums, the baking, and the seemingly endless errands, swirled in my head.
With so much to do, and only so many hours in the day, I began to see this week as exactly what I was trying to avoid: a to-do list of every category piling up and spilling over in a heap of exhaustion.
Just as I was trying to gain my footing peering over the edge of Christmas present, my brain burst into a cry of a prayer,
“Lord, I know this is not what you intended the holiday season to be. This week is not about preparing brownies and Christmas cards and getting stamps and trips to Target and bank balances. This week is about you bringing Love’s Pure Light to the Earth on the greatest birthday in all of history.
Lord, please help me feel less stressed. I just feel like I cannot do this all on my own.”
Just then, as clear as day, the Lord dropped a bomb of clarity and, let’s face it; a giant “DUH!!!!” in my head.
The Lord gently whispered, “Kaitlin, you have a husband…”
I DO! I DO! I thought.
Not only do I have a husband, BUT I have a husband who WORKS at Target.
He would ALREADY be there lots this week.
I got home from the bank and handed my husband a list with the cash from various grandparents and relatives who blessed us with cash for some gifts for our son and the other miscellaneous items that needed to be bought.
I said, “I’m going to make this a lot easier for me, here you go!”
He took the list and the money and said, “No problem,” and went back to playing his video game.
Just like that.
No further logistics needed.
I am so thankful that God has seen into my eternity and has already given me EVERYTHING I need to not only survive this life, but to enjoy the fullness of His presence.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.
Amen, and Merry Christmas!