Luke 1: 31
Being born on December 25th has its own set of unique challenges! You get a lot of sympathy for being cheated on your birthday. I can say with all honesty that I have never felt cheated!
As a child, I was so proud to say Christmas was my birthday; and, I am still very proud today. I have always felt so special.
We must all remember that Christmas is for everyone...
The downtrodden and the uplifted...
The poor and the needy...
The rich and the famous…
Christmas is a time of renewal and hope... our gift of Christ. Our promise from our Father is that He will always be with us and always love us no matter our circumstances.
During this Advent and Christmas season, let's help family, friends, and friends we have yet to meet, to remember to celebrate the God who loves us and His Son who walks with us every day. Enjoy all the gifts we've been given. They're all around us!
Christmas is all in all.
God, give us your strength to do your will... to love one another as you love us... without conditions. May we share the love of your Son and celebrate His birth.
Allelujah! Christ is our answer and He is the Light of the world. Amen.
Daily Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-17
14 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter Jerusalem!
15 The Lord has taken away the judgements against you,
he has turned away your enemies.
The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
you shall fear disaster no more.
16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands grow weak.
17 The Lord, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you[a] in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing