Wow! It’s only ten days until Christmas! I feel like I just decorated my house, and it’s almost time to take it down. Is Christmas ever over for a Christian? I don’t think so. We celebrate Jesus every day, or at least we should; what we miss is the festive decor that comes with Christmas. The truth is, we wouldn’t appreciate it as much if we kept our homes decorated for this holiday every day. It brings a little joy to an otherwise drab time of year, with shorter days and dreary weather.
Winter is coming; as soon as it hits, the days will slowly become longer, our daylight will return, and then spring will appear. We are in a season, and it will pass soon. Be patient like the farmer who waits for the early and late rains, and prepare your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Whatever difficulty you may be facing right now, remember, it's only a season, and seasons pass quickly.
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8