Christmas is my favorite time of the year! There seems to be more peace, more camaraderie, more hope and joy as the days creep ever closer to Christmas day. However, as a society, we often focus on the gifts–what we will give, what we will get, black Friday, cyber Monday, holiday specials, sales, coupons! The list goes on and on. Christ has been almost completely removed from Christmas, but not in my heart, nor my home!
Though Christ was not truly born on Christmas day, it is a day we celebrate his birth. It was his birth that brings hope for a future, meaning to life, and joy midst the pain. Through his sacrifice on the cross, we are saved when we claim him and fall obediently into his arms. What a blessing to know that God is there, that he cared enough about us to send his only Son to be our salvation and our light! What a beautiful thing to behold another human being laying down his life for those he loves! What a miraculous event to be conceived through the power of God! So as you trim your tree with decorations and lights, as you put up the evergreen decorations and bring out the Nativity seen….remember Christmas is about what Christ has done for us. He has given us the most precious, priceless, and valuable gift…ETERNAL LIFE!
All my love and may the joy of the birth of Christ carry you through the days and years to come! ❤