There’s something significantly special about Christmas for most everyone. Surfacing at the end of the year, coming at the right time for the gathering of all the thirsty sojourners for a peaceful gathering celebrating love, hope and the practice of generosity to family and loved ones. Together, we refocus looking into a new year, waiting to present itself.
As years have passed since the first Christmas, a cocoon has formed about the purpose of God (Jehovah) coming in form of His creation making way for them each to become sons of His very own. Christmas then becomes for us a time of cutting away then self-emptying of what it now is defined and packaged by culture, traditional providenced for economic growth, the pressure to give the best gift to others, and sadly greed for the collection of things that will be soon forgotten.
- Father. Well, first, if your fatherless, this is probably a very difficult time of year for you. But for a moment, consider that the Father in Heaven designed this season once a year to investigate Him experiencing the fullness and joy of who He truly happens to be. Difficult, yes. Possible though, it is.
- Faith. No faith? Perfect! This is the best time of year to explore or to strengthen what you do have or not. How? If none, or some, ask, “why would God send His Son”? Pretty simple, He loves you regardless of performance, feelings or doubt.
- Family. Treasure what you have, for you are the leader and the steward of these gifts. Perhaps you may not understand or feel that at the moment, refocus and look at them with different lenses seeing them as there best.
- Friends. Good friends make life’s journey more rewarding and in difficult times, more tolerable. Close friends become extensions of your very own family. Together is much better than alone.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
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