Being so caught up with daily life and work, December came last weekend without me realising it. It only struck me when we saw the Christmas tree and decor in Caitlin's drum teacher's living room on Monday. The highlight of December for us would be Christmas. Christmas has become so commercialised that we tend to conjure up images of Christmas trees, lights, shopping, presents, feasting and enjoyment first before anything else, particularly its religious significance.
I need to remind myself that Christmas is beyond these, while still having to shop for presents for family and friends. It is a time for Christians to celebrate and thank God for His Gift, His Son, Jesus Christ.
Nevertheless, it does not mean we cannot have fun as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with family and friends. I'm looking forward to putting up our Christmas tree. To me, the tree isn't such a big deal. It's more for Caitlin as she enjoys the activity and seeing it light up. And hopefully that will motivate Eugene and me to tidy up the house too!