Christmas; the perfect holiday and season. There’s pressure to create perfect environments, perfect meals, buy the perfect gift, and host gatherings that are perfectly harmonious. Why do we do this to ourselves and each other? It’s not as if we really believe human perfection is possible, right? Even THIS time of the year. Or do we secretly believe it is possible and within our grasp?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24

Romans reminds us it (perfection) is NOT possible on our own power or under our manipulation. While this truth levels the playing field, we are reminded that the perfect gift has already been given; Jesus Christ’s birth, death on the cross, and resurrection from the grave. Death and sin ultimately defeated, gifting us our eternal freedom!

While hosting a perfect holiday is not possible, celebrating the impossibly perfect gift from God IS!!