Christmas is Messy

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

Did you notice the flour on the kitchen flour, the wrapping-paper scraps on the dining table, the crowds at the mall?

Yes, Christmas is messy. Preparation for any important event is usually messy. And complicated. And stressful.

And if we allow it – exciting.

Somehow for me, Christmas excitement erupts in preparations for the big celebration. The decorating. The baking. The gift-wrapping.

I will admit, however, one thing I avoid with great intent is Black Friday shopping. I just don’t go there.

Otherwise, I love the whole getting-ready thing.

I think God enjoys the pre-event planning as well. He says He “prepares a table for me” and goes to “prepare a place” for us.

But when I consider Christmas, I see God’s preparation on a whole different level.

He prepared

a star.

A mother.

An earthly father to watch over His son.

A feed-trough bed.



He prepared for the Advent of Immanuel in all its blessed messiness.

I’m so glad He went to the trouble. A little bit of flour, sticky tape, and wrapping paper seems like so little in comparison.

May you have a very Merry messy Christmas!

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4 thoughts on “Christmas is Messy

  1. I love Christmas, too, with it’s Messiness–even the sticky floors from the sugar! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

    1. davalynn

      Glad to hear it, Marjorie! And thank you!

  2. I gave up trying to be Martha Stewart, and now I’m just happy if the tree lights work.
    I’d rather hang out with shepherds, anyway. I’m sure they’ve got great stories.

    1. davalynn

      So funny, Jennifer. Yes, you’re probably right about those shepherds!


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