God is with Us
Christmas is upon us. All the signs are here… trees laden with snow, smoke billowing out of neighborhood chimneys, laughing children frolic in the white powder, colored lights everywhere, happy faces, desperate shoppers. Christmas is upon us.
Christmas brings back many memories for me. Back on the farm, my brothers and I would roll out of bed on Christmas morning with a once-a-year enthusiasm, knowing we would see the stockings stuffed with precious treasures. But first, three hours of chores would need to be completed. Every Christmas morning, the milk production was down… the cows all went to their stalls with a little extra left in their udders. We always set new time records for our morning routines. And I think Dad did the same. Christmas was waiting.
There is something about Christmas that changes us. Beyond all the glitter, tinsel, packages and trinkets, there is a facet of Christmas that touches our soul. There is a whole different feeling to this time of year…especially to that very special day. Could it truly be that God’s love becomes more real to us at this time of year? Are we living in the wonder of a God who loved us enough to become man?
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”
Amid the hurry and bustle of this Christmas season, may you know the wonder again of God made man. May you truly adore the Christ-child come for you and experience the breathless wonder of the Babe in Bethlehem. A new birth is what all of us need this Christmas… a new birth of wonder that God loves us so. Worship the King in the manger. Adore the Child. Silence your heart to hear the angels sing. Experience the joy of the season for what it really is. God is with us.