Thursday, December 25, 2014

His Birthday is For You

Heavenly Father, thank you for your love. 
Thank you for your response 
To us that You would leave 
Your home in heaven to 
Come to earth in the most 
Humble way so that mankind could 
Experience hope, unconditional love, 
An amazing sacrifice and joy!
Amen. Selah...

The message of Christmas has reached the hearts and homes of many. Sadly,  this same message has become so commercialized that we've forgotten to take time to bask in God so loving the world that He gave His only begotten son (John 3:16); not one but twice. As much as I love this holiday season, the bells and whistles of friends, family, food and fellowship; I can't help but pause and reflect on the ULTIMATE gift - Christ the Savior was born that he would later die.  For me.  

I don't know about you but I've never been so loved and treasured and cared for (thanks Momma but Jesus topped ya). God has really set the bar high (know your worth). Today if you are alone (single), with just your kids  (single parents), sitting by someone's bedside who is Ill, if you suffered a recent loss or had a tramatic event occur don't despair. 

The little baby came to change that situation and bring you life and light. He's hope for a broken world. A broken heart. A broken life. Love has spoken from the throne of heaven. Through the cries of a mother in birthing pains. Through a child born in a stinky stable. To the cross. Declaring His love for you, His concern for your life and a road map to Him that your joy may be filled. 

Receive Him as He offers His best,  his birthday, a day that should be all about Him to make it all about you. 
That's love. 

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