The Christmas Wall

If it hasn't happened already, it probably will.  It happened to me today.  I hit the wall.

Last week was dance week and regardless of how I prepare for it - it's tough.
Sunday - Help set up the stage. (That is not as simple as you think it might be.)
Monday - 4+ hours of rehearsals.
Tuesday - School show
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - 4 hours of rehearsals.
Friday - Variety show
Saturday - Young dancers show and one Nutcracker
Sunday - Another Nutcracker, tear the set down.
All the while I am taking pictures.  Lots and lots of pictures.

Now I am not whining; I am making a point.  I love my daughter, and I love to watch her dance, but I'm exhausted.

What is it that you do that pushes you to your limits?  Is there something about this season that seems to wear you out?  Too many parties?  Too much shopping?  Too many Christmas cookies?

2 Thessalonians 3:13  As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.

Christmas is a season to change lives.  The idea in 2 Thessalonians is that we are not to become discouraged from doing good to those who are worthy and deserving.  The problem is, we hit a wall.  We've helped someone who took advantage of us.  We've heard the horror stories of others who tried to help someone.  Then we assume that everyone who asks for help are the same.  To say that Christmas is only for those who "deserve" help is a horrifying thought.

What if Jesus only saved those who "deserved" to be saved?  News Flash!  You wouldn't be on the list.  In fact, none of us would be.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I am so thankful that you didn't "hit a wall" and decide not to help me.  Now today, show me someone who needs help.  Don't let my walls stop me from showing the spirit of Christmas.  AMEN.