First of all, Merry Christmas to all of my dear readers!!! I hope that tomorrow will bless you with love, happiness, thanksgiving, and peace!
As the busyness of the season comes around, I have been extremely humbled. I have been frantically working on Christmas gifts that needed to get done (staying up until 1:30 am last night trying to work on things!) and had almost lost the real reason we even celebrate Christmas day (or should I say, CHRISTmas?)
My sister did an amazing post on her blog HERE. As I read it, I felt extremely humbled by what the author said. Jesus gave so much of Himself. He, as said in Becca's post, came from commanding angels, to lying in the straw. From holding stars, to grasping Mary's fingers. The hands that held the Universe were pierced by nails. Why?? He did this all for me. For me, for you, and for every other person out there in the world.
He was willing to pick up this lowly sinner from the dirt, mud, and grime and look at it as a beautiful jewel for His Kingdom. He was willing to see me for what I could be, not for what I was/am. If He did that, he would see a piece of trash, nothing worth even taking a second glance at.
Yet here He was, lying in a lowly stable amongst animals, dirty straw, and who knows what else. Then, He died for me! He died so that He could someday have me in His Kingdom as one of His precious Jewels. What right do I even have to something like that? To something so pure, so wonderful? Yet He gives this to me freely. As a gift that I need only to accept.
This Christmas season is for celebrating His birth and thanking the Lord that He gave His Only Son to be born in a manger, and die on a cross....
In Christ's Service,