BY: Janet Henry
E-MAIL ADDRESS: JanetHenry730@gmail.com
BIBLE TEXT: John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
PERSONAL REFLECTION: Yes, It’s Christmas time. Everyone is caught in the hustle and bustle of the season. We are all rushing to the nearest stores to get the latest toys or the greatest deals. We are counting our packages to make sure no one is left out and everyone is gifted equally. We’ve got sweat running down our brow, we feel as if we have just run a marathon, we have lost the understanding of what Christmas is all about.
At the end of the day, my reaction is my responsibility. Am I caught in the chaos of what the world would want for me this Christmas OR am I thanking my Heavenly Father for sending His Son to this earth for the salvation of all humankind?
PERSONAL APPLICATION: We must be careful not to be resentful of the Christmas season. Marvel at the beauty and wonder of what God did for us. Realize that Christ putting on flesh and dwelling among us was the plan of a loving God so we could one day spend eternity with Him. At the end of the day does it really matter what toy is purchased? Does it really matter if each child gets the same amount as the other? A MIRACLE HAS TAKEN PLACE. That miracle saves us, redeems us, loves us, renews us, cleanses us, and allows us access to our Heavenly Father, every minute of every day. So, the next time you feel down and out about the pressures of this world during Christmas, whisper to yourself…IT’S A BOY! Rejoice and be thankful and be sure to GO TELL IT ON A MOUNTAIN that Jesus Christ is born.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of your Son. Help me to never lose sight of what it took for you to join us on this earth. Allow me to spread the Good News of your love for all humankind and not get caught up in the world’s ideas of what Christmas is really about.
In Jesus’ Name- Amen!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I am a homeschooling mom of 3 and a wife to Justin. Our family has just recently been approved as short-term missionaries to Bolivia. We are currently raising our budget so we can be a part of all God has for us there. Find us on Facebook to join with us in this journey! Look up Justin+Janet Henry- BHC Missionaries.