Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Christmas eve to you all! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here…especially when I look out my office window. I don’t know about where you live; but we have no snow…and it even appears, as though we are enjoying an early spring day. No matter what…Christmas isn’t found in anything but the heart…and that’s where I’m celebrating this evening and tomorrow!
Last night…I went to bed a little early, as I was completely whipped out, from all the fun Christmas cooking. Anyways…as I laid my head on the pillow and began to settle down, from a busy day…that still small voice once more began to enter my spirit…and these are the words that I wrote down, in the early hours of my night… “Jesus had nothing to complain about at the cross because His great love for us went way beyond the pain and suffering. Can we do the same for Him?”
Right about now, you are probably wondering why I’m talking on the death of Jesus, rather than His birth. First, we must realize that the birth of Jesus didn’t end at the manger; but rather, it became a journey that eventually led Him to an old rugged cross.
Many times in the past…while experiencing pain within my own body; I would wonder, as to how Jesus could remain so focused on the plan that His Father had for His life, rather than the pain and ridicule He experienced…but I have truly come to see that what was on His mind at the time, was the great love He had for us, rather than the affliction He was experiencing at that time. Can you imagine a love that would become so real…and so powerful; that One such as Jesus could completely block out the pain and all He was experiencing at the time…to truly display that awesome love to you and me?
Today, I would like to share a Bible verse with you…and it’s not a Bible verse that is to do with the nativity…but it’s actually a Bible verse that states God’s reason, for sending His Son, Jesus Christ into this world…and it’s found in John 3:16…and we read… “For God so loved the world; that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” So you see…the reason for Jesus’ birth didn’t end at the manger; but rather, it continued on…as His Father had a plan to save the world…and the simplicity of it all; is that whosoever believes in Him, shall share in that life eternal with Him.
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas…truly, my prayer is that we won’t become so caught up into the traditions of Christmas; that we completely bypass the One, who was not only born into this world…but One, who walked a dark and lonely road to the cross; that He may display the true love and forgiveness; that He has for each one of us…Amen!
Well…I’m off to my kitchen again…ready to prep a party, for the One who deserves much more than anything…for all He’s done for me! I pray that your Christmas Eve will be a very special one…and remember this…it doesn’t matter what we have or don’t have; because this is not a celebration of one self; but a celebration of a babe that once came into this world…to display a great love for us, on an old rugged cross.
Have a nice Christmas Eve…and just maybe, I will see you later…God bless!
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