Post Holiday Depression
Recently our church did messages pertaining to the music behind the annual, month long Christmas production. It is huge, attended by 100,000+ this year, and FREE. The focus of the messages was on the songs used in this production, songs we all know and love like O Holy Night. One of the things mentioned in a sermon was how Christmas music stirs up hope and anticipation in us during this season.
This had me wondering, is this why there is a feeling of depression among many of us after the hustle and bustle is done, the torn shreds of wrapping paper have been tossed and the house returns to quiet? Even for the non-believer or sometimes Christian (the ones who only darken the doorway of the church for Easter and Christmas), there is a sense of excitement that builds as the lyrics of silver bells and snow falling etc…
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