In our hearts, we know the only thing that really matters in this life is giving and receiving love. Christmas lets us put the everyday pressures, expectations, and fears aside and connect to that God–given purpose, with those we’re closest to. That’s why so many look forward to this season (and why those who are lonely are in such pain). Then it’s over. The world starts stressing again, and so do we.
Open one more gift. The love, joy, and peace you experienced yesterday—or wish you had—is available right now. Regardless of what today looks like, they’re there for you every moment of your life. Jesus’ love heals, restores, encourages, transforms, and empowers you constantly, and overflows to every one around you. Let it be Christmas every day.
“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love and kindness of the Lord never cease. His compassion and mercy never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness!” (Lam. 3:21-23).