4 days until Christmas and it's the first day of winter! Gifts are flooding in via the mail, trees are being brought out and dusted off, lights strung, cookies baked, and so on. But, in all the hustle and bustle of this season, what are we really celebrating?
Are we celebrating tangible gifts or, God-our Savior, our Eternal Gift? Our, Wonderful Counselor, our Prince of Peace? (see Isaiah 9:6) For all that Christ has done for us, we shouldn't belittle Him and put gifts front and center. We need to worship the Lord regularly but, we need not forget Him during this season. I know with all the excitement of new items, we can get a little distracted but, we need to remember Him. Thank Him. Worship Him. Praise Him. For all He has done and, all that He will do.
So, as each minute passes, let us strive to keep God in mind and, as we open our gifts, remember, "Why do we celebrate this holiday anyway?"
Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."
Merry Christmas, y'all!!
I love you guys,
2 Corinthians 5:17