What does that mean to you?
As we look to Christmas, I am finding unrest, distraction, busyness, frustration- everything the Enemy wants to keep us from expectantly looking to the birth of our Savior, Jesus. At Christmastime we live to worship, to watch, to wait… to see- to re-see that night in the stall, that babe in the manger; we wait to hear the angels sing and we join them in celestial song, we join them singing praises and gratitude to and for our King, who is coming to judge the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. We live to celebrate at Christmastime!
So, why the unrest, distraction, busyness, frustration- from without, from within? Many reasons, I suppose. Regardless, I believe we must be challenged, are challenged to cease from our striving; I think, to notice.
What are you enjoying about Christmas so far this year? Are you hearing anything new? Is something given beyond your wildest imaginations? If so, watch to see what He will do in the midst of it and through it… in you, for Him. Perhaps and hopefully, you will receive the most blessed gift, beyond the wildest imaginations, the Savior, who is Christ, the Lord! This would be the most amazing and blessed gift of all to receive. He gives Himself to you, all you have to do is receive Him. He wants us to turn from our striving and our sin to Him. Have you ever heard the hymn, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus?” This is the blessing of Christmastime, Jesus and our eyes focused on Him.
Come worship the baby Jesus. Remember the songs we used to sing?
Here is a song I wrote that I revisit each Christmas and often during the year. I hope the song speaks to you.