There’s a question we tend to ask each other in December.
“Are you ready for Christmas?”
Last time, when a store clerk asked that question, I began mentally running down the list that seemed pinned to the forefront of my December thoughts.
A list full of presents needing to be bought and mailed; plays and parties to attend; meals to plan and goodies to bake.
So much to prepare and so much still to get ready.
Truth is, I’m one of those who takes the whole month to get ready. It’s not until we’re well into Thanksgiving leftovers that I begin to gather my kids’ Christmas lists and plan the annual Christmas card.
I love December for its beautiful fullness and the excited anticipation. It’s as if the whole world swells with collective expectancy in the countdown to Christmas.
But while checking off my to-do list might prepare my home for December 25th, it’s not what will prepare my heart for Christmas.