I want to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!
I love this time of year. I love the Christmas tree with all its sparkly lights and ornaments. I love shopping in the beautifully decorated stores for Christmas gifts, and I especially love eating all the yummy, holiday treats. Let's also not forget that my favorite movie of all time, It's a Wonderful Life, is a highlight of the December TV schedule. It's just a great time of year. There is just a certain spirit of giving and hope in the air.
It's important that we take the time to take in a big, deep breath. Not because we are tired from all the non-stop shopping or too full from all the goodies, but because we need to revive our souls with the spirit of hope and giving that's in the air. Breathe it in. It's hope. It's giving, and it's all around us. I've heard it called "the reason for the season." It's Jesus.
When it comes right down to it, the biggest gift that anyone could ever receive is the one God gave us, His one and only son. Jesus came to Earth as the most vulnerable thing on the planet, a baby. He came to save us all. He didn't just come to meet with rich people, or smart people, or important people. He came to meet with sinners which includes all of us! Christmas is an amazing time of year because it is when we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. He was born, He lived, and He died, so that we could have the precious gift of salvation. By the way, the gift is free, and it is also priceless.
This Christmas I will celebrate with my family the gift of Jesus. Our family will also be celebrating another gift that God chose to bless us with, a miracle healing. This year Christopher will join us in EATING all those yummy, Christmas goodies, and we have also recently learned that his feeding tubes will be removed the first part of March 2012! I really don't know why God chose to do this miracle, but I am eternally grateful that He did.
God's spirit of giving hope to all of humanity is awe inspiring. As we celebrate God's gift, let us remember to spread the good news of Jesus with everyone around us. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can pray like this: