Trading success stories

But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19

For some reason holidays can create unrealistic pressures and expectations that make it impossible to actually celebrate the season or the relationships that cause us to gather. Some families do performance reviews. Some do guilt trips. Some do  “events.” Some write those “ain’t we great” holiday letters. The best gatherings are the ones that simply let His continually transforming mercy and redemption be the success story we tell about ourselves and the one we celebrate in those we love.

Lord, I want to celebrate Your goodness with my loved ones all season long.