New day greetings, dear family!!! It’s Christmas with all the trimmings – Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Christmas music, Christmas traditional foods, Christmas parties, Christmas stockings hung with care and all kinds of Christmas gifts – each one uniquely and individually wrapped to disquise the carefully chosen gift within so that on Christmas morning, our loved ones can be surprised when the gift of love at its core is made known to them!!! As we go through all of the delight and excitement of experiencing the Christmas season together as our Father’s kids, God our Father longs for us to see in the midst of all He has given to us, the greatest gift of love that He has sent to us to insure that we are His forever as His beloved royal family!!! When He first gave that gift to the world, this was the result:
“He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
We could say that with all the world that covered over the gift at its center, Jesus was not at first visible until our Father’s Spirit revealed Him to individual hearts of faith, giving them rebirth into a new heart that saw the Truth of who He really was in their midst!!! The same can be true in our midst this Christmas season. All the trimmings that speak of a Christmas holiday can mask over the true gift of Christ in our midst who is at the core of all of life, unless we as His kids reveal Him as the greatest gift of all given to each individual thru their faith in our Father’s love for us all in the midst of our celebration!!!
Christmas is recognizing this and celebrating it as our greatest gift revealed thru our Father’s Word:
“God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son that whoever believes in Him will never perish but have everlasting life.”
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. “
John 1:14 NIV
The greatest gift of all of life is in our midst, sweet family!!! “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” That is the good gift Father speaks in 1 John 1:9 to all who have ears and heart to receive the treasure!!! It’s the best gift to give this season!!! Let us not let Him be unrecognized in the midst of all the trimmings of Christmas, precious family!!! How is Father showing you how He can best be revealed in the lives of those around you thru you this Christmas season???
Oh, come let us adore Him – what a heavenly thought this song presents here!!! I’m adoring He who IS perfect love in our midst with you, dear ones!!! There is nothing greater in forever life than His unfailing unconditional love for us who accept Him as our Savior from personal sin!!! Wooohooo!!! We as His kids have the greatest gift there is in Him with us!!! God with us – oh that just has me forever smiling at such a divine heavenly gift with us in our hearts of faith here on earth!!! 🙂