But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have. ~Corrie ten Boom
Do you wonder? Or, are you wandering the malls in search of Christmas treasures?
Is it a silent night? Or, are you staying up late, frantically ordering those last-minute gifts on-line? Preparing the Christmas cards? Wrapping up those presents to ship to family residing afar?
Are you planning holiday menus as Christmas music blares? Trying out new recipes all for that joy-to-the-world gathering of family and friends?
Are you feeling frazzled, worn, defeated, even jaded before that first cup of morning coffee?
Do you, in this hectic state, know the perfect gift for that perfect someone? Or, are you desperately seeking it?
Know He is God.
Know He is large and in charge.
His message for this season of celebration is not how much you, or I, can spend and lavish upon others, but how much He has spent and lavished upon us. A Savior, wrapped in swaddling clothes, cradled in a lowly manger, born to set us free from sin and death, once and forever. What greater gift has been, or ever will be, given?
Do you wonder?
"While we were still sinners . . ."
I wonder, and am amazed by God's unending, omnipresent, unconditional love for us.
Our Christmas gifts, our decorations, our celebrations are shallow and meaningless unless we take the words of Corrie ten Boom to heart: . . . Christ is ALL we have.
Presents don't count.
Only love counts.
Only love endures.
Christ's love . . .
How will you choose to celebrate God's greatest gift to you and me, the coming of Christ Jesus into the world?
Prayer: Most loving Father, as we mark this season of Advent, let us remember daily that Your Son, Jesus, is truly all we have. He is all that matters. May we love others as He commanded and spread the joy of Your kingdom to those who live in a darkened and hopeless world, devoid of the light of Your Word. May we be that light for You here on earth that others may know the great sacrifice our Lord made on Calvary because of love. In Jesus' name, amen.
Meditations of My Heart will be on hiatus until the New Year. I pray that each and every one of you has a most merry and blessed Christmas!