When my feet finally touched the ground, I took a moment to look at the sky. The tree tops swirled, and I watched a funnel cloud forming less than a mile to my south. I found a small washout to take cover in. I braced myself for the worst, but within moments, peace overtook the river bottom again.
The violence and fear of that day in the woods was something I’ll never forget. It has caused me to be extra cautious about weather conditions when I hunt, especially if I’m hunting alone. It helped me appreciate peace when I’m in the field.
In reality, a Christian’s celebration of Christmas isn’t a memorial of what was, it’s a reminder of what is to come.
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As I’m writing this, I have to ask myself why in the world I would take this kind of approach to a blog post. It’s because I know that what I want out of Christmas is for my heart to be filled again with joy in my savior. This can come in a segmented, incomplete way through healthy Christmas traditions, but never like putting my full focus on the work of God through his son for my salvation ever could.