Maybe This Christmas

Disclaimer: With hope of personally refocusing myself on the peace of Christ this season, I’ve decided to create a Sunday night devotional that includes some of my favorite Christmas songs, followed by a short devotional. Each song will include lyrics, a youtube link for easy listening, a meditation/inward-seeking questions and a short personal reflection. My second song choice is: Maybe This Christmas.
Maybe this Christmas will mean something more
Maybe this year
Love will appear
Deeper than ever before
And maybe forgiveness will ask us to call
Someone we’ve loved
Someone we’ve lost
For reasons we can’t quite recall
Maybe this Chistmas
Maybe they’ll be an open door
Maybe the star that’s shown before will shine once more
And maybe this Christmas will find us at last
In heavenly peace
Grieve for the least
For the love we’ve been shown in the past
Maybe this Christmas
Maybe this Christmas
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Songwriters: Ron Sexsmith
Maybe This Christmas lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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This song was featured on “The Christmukkah That Almost Wasn’t” episode of my all-time favorite show: The O.C. This very happy ending to a very dramatic episode reveals basic elements of my hopes for this Christmas season.

Which of those lines resonated with you the most?
Love? Forgiveness? Lost love? Open doors? Heavenly peace?
What are you hoping to get out of this holiday season?
Take a moment. Press “pause” on your busyness, and ask yourself, “What do I really want this Christmas?” And then, take another moment and ask God, “What do You want me to get out of this holiday season?” And/or, “What do You want me to give this Christmas?”

It’s important to remember to take time for ourselves and for God. Especially during this time of year when our schedules are packed full of concerts, events, and family outings, as our money disappears into the pockets of megastores, Christmas bonuses, and grocery stores.
For me, I’m working on letting go of past hurts and reconnecting with old friends and family members. Life is short, like really short, and to me, right now, there isn’t extra spaces for “he said/she said” or grudges. This season I’m letting go of all that was, to accept all the love that is. I’m choosing to be present, and to let others be present in my life. I’m sprinkling my holiday season with hope.

What will you sprinkle your holiday season with?

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