And she will bring forth a SON, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the LORD through the phrophet saying “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us”
He is the true and only reaSON why we celebrate CHRISTmas. Recently I posted a blog about CHRSITmas traditions, it’s great and all but I failed to put the true meaning of the Season. It’s not about having the best looking trees, the best decked out homes, the perfect CHRISTmas pictures, throwing the best gatherings, giving, spending time with family and friends, wrapping the perfect gifts or getting the perfect gifts. It’s ALL because and about Him that we celebrate, remember and live out. He came so that we might live, it’s a choice we have to make.
And He came in the most humbliest of ways. In a dirty lowly manger, in a feeding troth, I am sure that it didn’t smell pretty either! Have you ever been to a ranch or a farm? I used to live on a mini one and whoaa the smell of the animals and let alone there poop!! The next time you are around animals or a farm take in the smell and remember that’s how he came into this world? It definetly wasn’t pleasent and neither was His death. I wonder what Mary thought of the place she had to give birth. These days you can plan your birth and the facilites to have them is amazing with all the technologies, and they spoil you while you are there with steak dinners. But Mary didn’t have any of that. Just her and Joseph giving birth to most precious gift ever.
I recently went to a ladies tea at my church and it was grand, I have to say. But in that I was reminded it wasn’t about the fancy occasion it’s all about Him. And all the struggles His mom went through to get him here and then to be born in such a humble way. And then everything He did for us. I am in aweee of all of Him and what He has done for me and for you. His unending love for us, sinners. He came in the humbliest of ways because he loved me and you. A wretched being that I am, I do not deserve this love…we don’t. But that is just how good God is. He loves you sooo much, sooo much and then soooo much more.
If things are not going your way this CHRISTmas remember all that He did for you. We are soo blessed, so very very blessed. If you can breath your blessed, if you can get up out of your bed and walk you are blessed. If you can open your eyes your are blessed. If you live in a warm home your blessed today, for there are many that haven’t been warm in years. If you can decide what to eat for dinner tonight you are blessed. If you can’t decide what to wear your blessed. If you crawl into a nice warm bed your are blessed. We are sooo blessed we sometimes don’t even realize it or we can take for granted. If you have Jesus in your heart then you are blessed beyond measure because you will live in eternity with Him and that is the best blessing of them all. I can’t wait until that moment comes.
Here’s a few tips you can use this CHRISTmas to decorate your heart with:
- Decorate your heart with His love
- Sing songs of Praise to Him
- Thank Him for sending Jesus
- Thank God for loving You
- Thank Him for all that He has done for you
- Remember what is true and lovely, count your blessings name them one by one
- Think about all the things He has blessed you with
- Thank Him for giving us the most precious perfect gift.
- Show Gods love to others, even if it’s just a smile 🙂
God Bless you this CHRISTmas, take that time to spend with our Heavenly Father and truely thank Him for the perfect gift He has given us His Son Jesus CHRIST!!!! That truely is the best gift we will ever recieve.
Blessed Beyond Measure,