Creating a meaningful new Christmas tradition does not require more money, more time, and more effort. In this modern day of boredom and apathy despite every technology and form of entertainment at our fingertips, let us set it all aside and come away to meet with Jesus to together anticipate the single most glorious birth in the history of all creation.
He had no fear; He was the storm-maker. Jesus said, “Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27 NIV)
Have you ever been deceived by your circumstances? Ever looked around and interpreted what was going on in your life by the information you could see dimly? How many times have you been in darkness groping for pieces and clues to put together so you would not feel alone?
So when those days look like you are living in a land of devastation and chaos, much like they look in a family with Autism, the church gives us a glimpse into better days.
As an Autism mom familiar with burnout, I have identified three ways to recognize it in the hopes it will help us take steps towards soul restoration. God cares for us and desires to bring us out of burnout.
My deepest concern was that I would ruin them. The days were long at home with little ones and this only fed my melancholy. Satan held me in a dark place of insecurity because I was so assured of my sinfulness while also underestimating the power of God to work in me.