The days of Advent have wound down and Christmas Eve is here! The time to be with family and friends, to take a break from the fast pace of life, and to revel in the beauty, grace, joy and peace that comes from the whole reason for this season – “God With Us” – is just what this girl needs. I’m thoroughly looking forward to my holiday!
The little bit of time left before Christmas Day is always special to me. It’s in this slice of time that my heart enlarges with the importance, love, and amazingness of God. Everything I believe and am motivated by hinges on this fact: The Son of God, Jesus Christ, humbly entered this world more than 2,000 years ago on what we call Christmas Day to live and die for me. For you. For us. That we may forever be united with God the Father in Heaven. For all of eternity.
This is the miracle. This is why we celebrate. This is our greatest gift. This is Christmas.
Today my heart is turned toward His truth, His promises. That in Him, I have everything I could ever need or want. In Him, all things are being made new and nothing is for nothing in His economy. In Him, life and breath are put into the dead and impossible places. In Him, I am chosen, redeemed, and have purpose. In Him, there can be joy despite circumstances.
Barrenness made abundance. Dreams fulfilled. Hope restored.
I stand in awe of the babe, born in a manger, who grew up to be the Savior for all mankind. Creator and author of the best love story the world has ever known. The Alpha and Omega. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Who was and is and is to come.
Ann Voskamp writes, “Behold the goodness of God and be held.” Isn’t that lovely? This morning I feel myself being held by Him as I listen to Christmas music and take in all that He is in my life. All that His life means for me. And there’s no better feeling than being overwhelmed by deep gratitude for who He is and what He’s done.
“This is the true preparedness of heart for coming to Christ, the preparedness of coming to Him just as you are,” says Charles Spurgeon. Yes, come as you are. Come and adore Him. And in these Christmas days, I pray you too would be captivated by the glorious love, miracle power, and unfathomable grace displayed by God in this season.