If you can, stop for a minute, breathe, and let the joy and wonder of God’s ultimate gift to us sink deep into your heart. The King of Heaven chose to become flesh, to be born as a human baby to humble parents, to be fully human and experience all that we do, so that thirty-three years later He could die to give us all new life and a forever Light that far outshines the Bethlehem star.
As we give Him thanks for His gift, we each surrender more of our heart to Him, entrust more of our life to Him, open more of our mind to Him, and know His peace.
I hope your Christmas is blessed, peaceful, healthy, and safe,
PS – yes, that image isn’t true to the Biblical or historical record, the wise men probably didn’t arrive till Jesus was a toddler! But it’s a beautiful picture so I decided to use it anyway. Please forgive the inaccuracy.