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Are you bogged down in what seems to be a mundane daily routine? Are you succumbing to a monotonous life? Perhaps you ought to revisit 'the reason for the season.'
"Joy to the world," Jesus has come to 'save us from our sins.' Sometimes that can literally be applied as 'He came to save us from ourselves.' And, when my 'self' gets bogged down in mundane existence I need saving from myself.
Joy is internal. We look for the external to make us happy. Jesus came not to make us happy, but to provide the source of the internal and eternal joy...life!
Life is found in curiosity, celebration, and yes - even in terror. Get your heart pumping and blood flowing, the adrenaline and endorphins working. Get all excited and experience the season with its call to loving, giving, singing and smiling - being...this is LIFE, this is CHRISTMAS!j huffman