Monday, December 23, 2013

Do You Need a Plan B?

It's the Eve of Christmas Eve, and here we are.  Down to the last minute with details and plans, visitors and dinners.  Wrapping and... what am I doing on line?!?! 

Do not panic!  Check to see how much on your to-do list really has to get done.  And how much of it are you own expectations as to what Christmas should be.  Maybe it's time for Plan B. 

It's like that poem... if you let something go it was never meant to be... If you haven't started it yet... and little elves don't come and finish the task... your expectations were too high.   Let it go, run to the store, ask someone for help. 

And if you are at the point where you forgot that this is a religious holy day, then ask someone to bonk you in the head.  

Regroup, put your Mrs. Claus bloomers on and assess. It's sink or swim... Here's a floaty for you to keep it in perspective... a Biblical Plan B, since the inns weren't available?

 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,  to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.  So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.   And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 

Then the angel said to (the shepherds), “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  

 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”  

 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
Luke 2:4-7, 10-14

It's all going to work out lovely if you remember that the day is about Christ's birth and the salvation it brings.