Christmas Thoughts for Today

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Bennett Park, Charlotte, MI Photo by Mark J Booth

Merry Christmas to all of you who subscribe to my blog or read my posts. May each of you enjoy this special time of year with family and loved ones.

As we think about this time of year, we can’t forget the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Here are three thoughts that I pray would be a blessing to those who read them.

1. Do not fear God’s plan for your life. Embrace it! God does know what He is doing. “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.” (Luke 1:30)

2. Do not ever limit what God can do with your life. What may seem insignificant to man is very significant to God. “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” (Micah 5:2) In the birth of Jesus, God used 1) an insignificant young woman (Mary), 2) an insignificant object (a manger), 3) an insignificant city (Bethlehem) 4) an insignificant nation (Israel). God wants to use each of us “insignificant” people for His purposes and His Glory. Can we say: “Here, am I, Lord, use me.”?

3. Do not forget the One who was born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) Jesus is our Saviour, Messiah, and Lord. Many people forget who is the baby in the manger. Let us not be one of them.

“Dear Lord
Help me to see beyond the lights of Christmas and see you, the Light of the World.
Help me to see beyond the gifts of Christmas and see you, the Gift from God the Father.
Help me to see beyond the food of Christmas and see you, the Bread of Life.
Help me to see beyond the activity of Christmas and see you, the Rest of my Soul. Amen”

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