This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
As we seek the LORD, following the star, may our hearts know the way to the Savior. May we find the way. May sweet and simple be the journey. As we ponder this season, this season of plenty, this season of giving, this season of gathering, this season of family and friends, food and feast, may we remember Why we celebrate CHRISTmas. May the eyes of our hearts see the One, see Jesus, and know that He is all that we need. The gifts may mean a lot to some for some time. Yet…The Gift changes everything forever.
My soul will make its boast in the LORD;
The humble will hear it and rejoice. Psalm 34:2
CHRISTmas is the touch upon my heart to know the One Who came to save my life, to change my life, to love me to death and love me into His Kingdom. Praising God.
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in His steps. 1 Peter 2:21
CHRISTmas takes me from the beginnings of this Child wrapped in swaddling clothes here on earth. His time began long before that when He was with God, the time of creation, yet I have come to truly know Him from this poignant point called CHRISTmas, His birth. I must look upon this Child to see Who He is, to follow Him. I am His sheep. He is my Shepherd. I am ever so grateful LORD.
“I am the Good Shepherd; I know My own sheep, and they know Me, just as My Father knows Me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice My life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15
LORD, You came…You came to call me to Yourself, to call me one of Your own. As a Baby, You were just a baby to most. Some knew You were to be King of the Jews. Some knew that yet did not understand. Some knew You would be the Savior. I saw You as a baby until I really saw You as God, as my Savior, as my LORD, as my Shepherd. Oh, Jesus, thank You for opening my eyes, for coming to me, for me, desiring my hearts and wishing to make a home in it. Oh, I am so very blessed. LORD, You are the tiny Baby under the star. You are the Boy Who could talk to the rabbis. You are the Man Who taught thousands. You are the One Who was crucified and died on the Cross for me, for so many millions more. Thank You. You are God. You are One in Three…God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit.
A Baby. As You were protected once by Your mother, Mary, You cover me and keep me safe now. As Your parents taught You, You teach me. You are the Holy One of Israel. You rule over my heart. Father God, this Gift You have given, Your One and Only Son, the One Whom we celebrate His birth each year, thank You. Thank You. In the Name of Jesus, Immanuel, God with us, I pray. Amen.