And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:13-14
Only 3 days until Christmas! (I think my boys started the countdown in July!) This is such a wonderful and exciting time of the year. If your life is like mine – it’s full! You’ve made your list and you’re checking it twice.
- Presents for everyone – DONE
- Groceries for Christmas dinner – DONE
- Cookies to the neighbors – DONE
I’m trying to make a new list this year or at least add to the one already made.
- In the hurry and hubbub, don’t miss the holiness.
- Sit still and savor the silent night.
- Watch the stars, wondering and worshiping their Creator the way the wise men did.
Christmas is so much more than pretty presents. It’s more than a fabulous feast. It’s more than decorations and carols, cousins and Mr. Claus. It is those things, but it’s so much more! Christmas is God with us! Emmanuel. Glory!
This year, may the gifts you give remind you of our Heavenly Father and how He so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life! May the gifts you receive remind you of His grace and how in Christ we are lavished with His gift of salvation. We are His children and heirs of His kingdom. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I pray your Christmas is full, but your heart is fuller; full of the love, full of the hope, full of the peace that only Jesus brings.
Now, put your jingle bells on and celebrate the joy of your Savior’s birth! God is with us! Plan that party and rejoice; your Redeemer has come! And 3 days from now, I pray that you will join me and the angels as we sing . . .
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!