It's Christmas time and you can feel it in the air.  I don't think you need a tree or lights to know it is the Christmas season.  This time of year has a feeling that is often unexplainable.  It is something you feel, not necessarily see.  Yes, lights, trees and Christmas shows like "Christmas Vacation" help get us in the mood, but the real reason for our excitement and anticipation is the unseen.  This feeling has been with us since we were children, and it will follow us through adulthood.  It is the feeling of Christmas.  One of anticipation, joy, excitement and general happiness.  I have found when the season brings feelings contrary to these, it often involves things seen, like relationship issues or money problems.

As a follower of Christ, I find the same parallel.  My consistent joy and happiness comes from the unseen (2 Cor. 4).  When my focus is on Christ, I find peace whatever the circumstance.  However when my focus is on the things of this world (or seen) with it comes anxiety, depression, sadness and grief.  I chose where to put my focus, and just like Christmas, my choice is one of peace and joy, focused on the feeling or that which is not seen.

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