This year Christmas feels like a welcome breath of air, a sweet sound of peace, a deep sense of comfort.
Perhaps things not being the same (normal) for months now is bringing about a desire for what is real and lasting. Although we long for what has been lost, we need what we can be sure of. That deep desire inside us is the same for everyone. It’s this place in us that only Jesus can fill – for only Jesus can give us forever.
“I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.” (Ephesians 3:19 CEV)
We are so wrapped up in what we can see, we forget about the one wrapped in swaddling clothes for us. We focus so much on now, that we forget that this isn’t all there is. We have been deceived into believing we need to get what we ‘deserve’ and we forget that, by the grace of God, we do not get what we deserve.
Time to spend the rest of this year wanting the Giver more than all other gifts. The Name above all names will right all wrongs, will heal all wounds, will make whole all brokenness, will give us a forever of no more fear or sorrow – ever. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18 NIV)
Let’s do Christmas different this year. Sure, put up the tree, put some gifts under. But before all that, during all that, and after all that: let’s get to know this Savior better. Let’s pray more. Let’s sing His praises. Let’s rejoice in God always.
This Christmas let’s make sure to really share some cheer – the kind that makes our hearts joy-full because it’s eternal. Let’s celebrate the One who is above all things.
“Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11 NIV)
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