Monday, December 24, 2012


Oh the excitement in the air!  The children are so hyper and ready for Santa to appear and leave behind all these wonderful presents that were on each of their long list.  I listen and wonder do any of us really get the point of Christmas anymore?  Do any of us remember the reason for the season?  Oh, of course we adults do, but do we really?  Almost since Thanksgiving everyone has been in rush mode to make sure that the right gifts are purchased, the right food is cooked, the right parties are attended, and that everything is just right.  I'm just as guilty as the next person, so I'm just asking that today we all push pause and remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Give thanks for the gift that came into this world to save each and everyone of us!  Take a moment and read the story of the baby in a manager.  

Imagine perhaps being in the shoes of the shepherd as the angel appeared to them and in Luke it says the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  Imagine it for a moment and then suddenly a great company of heavenly angels praising God singing Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Imagine being Mary or Joseph and looking down on this beautiful baby boy that you wondered how you could ever be a parent to Jesus, the Messiah.  And yet you were chosen to be the ones to parent him and show him and protect him until his time to begin ministering to the world.  Imagine the shepherds suddenly showing up and telling these new parents what they witnessed and were told about this special little baby.  We are told that Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  

Today practice what Mary teaches us through this story in Luke treasure what matters and ponder them in your heart!  Treasure Jesus every moment of every day and share Him and this amazing gift with all that you love and those that might not yet know Him!

Merry Christmas!

Sweet blessings,

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