As I sit here quietly sipping coffee, sitting in the dim light of the Christmas tree, and staring at the manger scene beneath the tree, I’m amazed. Even at 50, the wonder of Jesus’ birth still gets to me.
God, wrapped in the flesh of a baby!
God, wrapped up like a gift!
God, wrapped up and given to an undeserving world!
Amazing love. Unmerited favor. Wonder of wonders.
I opened my Gift from God when I was 8 years old and I still enjoy the Gift some 42 years later. And I’ll continue to enjoy the gift for all eternity. As David said,
Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant,
arranged and secured in every part?
Will he not bring to fruition my salvation
and grant me my every desire?
2 Samuel 23:5
I thank the Lord every day for His indescribable Gift. Have you opened yours? Do it without delay. It’s the greatest Gift ever given — it never grows old, never gets out-of-style, and never fails to “fit.” Amazing!
If you don’t know how to open it, write to me. I’d love to show you how to rip into it and begin living as you’ve never lived before!
God, the Bread of Life, lying in a feeding trough! Amazing!
Merry Christmas, beloved of God!