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Christmas might be over, but the Christmas season is only just beginning. Snow’s on the ground, the crisp chill in the air, and presents unwrapped. What could be left? Aren’t we all caroled out?

Some people never stop singing Christmas carols.

The celebration of Christmas has a long lead time in society but then we blitz passed it and look for the next thing instead of staying in the moment and relaxing, enjoying, and just being.

Maybe we think that we can’t possibly relax, there’s too much to clean up after the party, too much to prepare for the new year, or just, plain too much. That’s when we need to lean on our Heavenly Father, on the Son whose birth we just celebrated, and on the Holy Spirit that longs to fill us and guide us.

We don’t need to wait to be clean enough or good enough or ready. We can come to Him broken and weary, in need of healing, and a total mess. He doesn’t mind. He wants to fill us with His love, to pour out His love upon us, and to show us His love.

December 25th may be in the rear view mirror but the love that we shared with friends and family can remain in our hearts all year round. We don’t need to let Christmas be a season or a time of year. It can be our constant state. Generosity, kindness, compassion, love, and goodness can fill our hearts, our minds, and our days. But it has to start somewhere; it has to start with us.

Let God pour into you so you can pour out into others. An overflowing fountain of love.

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