Today is Christmas eve. I am thinking about what that means for me today.
I will see a client first thing this morning. Yes, I am working on Christmas Eve, but, for my client, it is what meets his needs.
I get to go shopping! I love the stores on Christmas Eve. I will find the grumpiest person I can in each place I am in, and my goal? To make them smile. It is my Christmas Eve tradition.
I will worship tonight with the Body of Christ at a Christmas Eve service.
My children and grandchildren will gather tonight at my home to spend the night and fellowship for the night and all day tomorrow.
As I think on these things, I really ponder what Christmas means to me. I treasure my Lord and my family.
And I think of Mary. I think of her heart. The heart that chose to love a baby, born of supernatural circumstances. A baby born to save the world.
How can I possibly be loved so much that God sent His Son from heaven to earth?
Everyone has a Father who loves them enough to save them from a hopeless life.
Always with me, never forsaking me, Jesus is protecting and guiding me.
Real love means forgiveness and grace.
Today I must choose to believe and live in Jesus, and choose to share the greatest gift ever, salvation!
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
I will treasure the greatest gift ever given, forgiveness.
I will treasure grace that is bestowed on me lavishly by God daily.
I will treasure the relationships within the Body of Christ I have been blessed with.
I will treasure my family (yes, those are all of our stockings) and make sure I point them to the greatest, Jesus!
These are the things I will ponder and treasure in my heart today.
Chasing After Their Hearts,