Friday, December 24, 2010

Ponder and Treasure

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!

Luke 2;19
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,
Glenda Johnson

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