3 Reasons I Celebrate Christmas

This time of year always seems to be busy. Work… plans… shopping… evenings with friends… activities at church… a busy schedule…

Sometimes, my plans get caught up in the festivities… I find myself doing so much, that in the busyiness, I forget to simply take a moment to spend time with God…

Something unexpected changed all that this last week… I came down with a winter ‘bug’ and flu and was knocked for six…

Suddenly, I realised that no matter what I wanted to do… I couldn’t… what I hoped to achieve… I had to put on ‘temporary’ hold, because… the only way I could get better was to rest… yes,  rest!

So, I took the time to simply talk to God…

  • He was there with me… when I felt poorly…
  • He was quietly singing over me… as I tossed with fever…
  • He was silently caring for me as I slept… fighting the infection…
  • He never left me…
  • He was whispering…

Be Still!  And know that I AM GOD (Psalms 46:10)… God in that moment (when I needed Him most).

My thoughts turned to this season…

1| Although we celebrate His Holy birth to a Virgin (1st coming)… we anticipate His Spectacular Return (2nd coming)…
2| Although we acknowledge His deity in birth (with gifts brought by the Wise Men)… we worship His majesty as Triumphant King (who conquered death and sin!)…
3| Although we bow at His cradle… we look up to a God Most High!

This Christmas… will you be still and know that He is God?
He is only a heartbeat away…
All you have to do is simply speak to Him… right now… right in the middle of whatever you face… or feel overwhelmed by.

 

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