Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Matthew 2:10 (KJV)
For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government of the world will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government there will be no end.
Whatever translation you read, whatever verse is your favorite, (the ones above are three of mine) this is the season of exceeding great joy, of gospel (good news) and of light.
Jesus came and He's coming back!
Some people struggle with the hustle and hurry of preparing for Christmas. Some thrive on the energy. Some of us are surrounded by noise, children, extended family and friends. Some are barely able to control their grief or are drowning in sadness, loneliness.
Which ever side of the spectrum you inhabit, or if like me, you're somewhere in the middle, take a few minutes and just be with God. The Prince of Peace is calling, answer Him.
Enjoy the lights, the spectacle, the over abundance of food and frivolity. It's the one time of the year when we can be gaudy without apology. In all of that, please remember the cold, quiet of the manger. Think about the true spectacle and be in awe of the star that still shines brighter than any other.
Give Jesus the best gift, the one He wants. Give Him you.
Merry Christmas! May God bless you today and always.