We need to slow down and look around in every area of our life. Our culture has become so busy that we run from place to place with our head down and a goal we are accomplishing. Sitting and relaxing is not something we value in our society. Who has time to sit on the porch and drink a cup of hot chocolate? Who has time to stop and visit with friends that we randomly bump into while out shopping? December seems to make it that much worse. We pack so much into our crazy lives that the best we can hope for is surviving, much less actually enjoying it.
This curse affects us at church. We hope that the events we have scheduled in our church for December are times for us to slow down and look around. Our LifeGroup Christmas parties have that very goal in mind. It is a great place to be with your friends and just enjoy being in each other’s company. Every Sunday morning is designed to be a time for you to lay aside the burdens of life and just fellowship with your Savior. Our candle light service on December 23 will be another laid back time for us to sing, fellowship and just stop. We need each other. We need friends. In the midst of this busy time of year be sure to slow down and look around. You may be missing something.